Amersham & Chesham Locality

Who’s Who

Clinical Director for Amersham & Chesham Locality – Dr Stephen Burr.

Joanne Turner
Nurse Locality Lead, Amersham & Chesham Locality
Practice Nurse at Amersham Health Centre, Amersham

Locality GP Practices

Population

  • Amersham & Chesham locality is the third smallest of the seven Bucks GP localities (72,877 people)
  • The population is older than the Bucks average, with a higher proportion of people aged 65+ (Locality: 18.2% aged 65+; Bucks: 16.1% aged 65+)
  • As a whole the locality is less deprived than the Bucks average, although the area in and around Chesham is in the most deprived fifth of the population for Bucks.  People in this most deprived fifth have poorer health and lower life expectancy than the Bucks average.
  • The locality is less ethnically diverse than the Buckinghamshire average, but this is not the case for Chesham, parts of which have a higher proportion of people from black and minority ethnic groups

Health

  • The population of the locality experiences similar or better health than the Buckinghamshire population.
  • Hospital admission rates (emergency & elective) and A&E attendance rates are lower than the Bucks average.
  • Early death rates are similar to Bucks.  Bucks has some of the lowest death rates in the country.

Particular Health Issues for the Locality

  • The needs of older people across the locality, including falls prevention, dementia and depression
  • People with long term conditions, particularly cardiovascular conditions

Population Profile

For further details about Amersham & Chesham Locality, please see the Amersham & Chesham GP Locality Profile.

This profile is dated to 2016. Some of the content reflects the findings of the national census undertaken every ten years, the most recent of which was undertaken in 2011. This content is  not expected to be reviewed and updated until after the next census, to take place in 2021.