Health issues

Our CCG faces some challenging health issues in the North Kirklees population. These are:

  • By 2030 20% of our population will be over 65
  • Infant death rates – they’re reducing, but still too high
  • Smoking related illness
  • Obesity and lack of physical activity – especially amongst children
  • Dewsbury – 1 in 3 adults have a long term illness.

We are looking closely at how we deliver services so we can help people improve their health and there’ll be more details here as we make progress.