Brent is a London borough with a growing population. Brent is ranked amongst the top 15% most-deprived areas in the country, and is the 11th most deprived borough in London.
- London North West Healthcare NHS Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are the main providers of acute and specialist care.
- London North West Healthcare NHS Trust also provides community nursing and therapies.
- Central North West London (CNWL) Foundation Trust is the main provider of mental health services.
- Four networks have been set up (made up of Brent GP practices) to deliver extended primary care and out-of-hospital services for the Brent population.
The chair of Brent CCG:
Dr Etheldreda Kong
- Brent is the most densely populated London Borough. The population density is 74.1 persons/hectare
- The population is relatively young with 43% of residents under 30 years old, however more than 30,000 residents are aged 65 or over
- Between 2011 and 2021 the population aged between 65 and 74 is expected to grow by 16%, 75-84 by 16% and 85+ by 72% whilst the total population will only grow by 7%
- Brent is ethnically diverse with 65% from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds
- More than 130 different languages are spoken in schools in Brent.
*based on 2013 ONS figures
- Brent has a high number of people suffering from chronic disease and Long Term Conditions (LTCs). There was a 38% increase in the prevalence of diabetes between 2008/09 and 2012/13.
- Hypertension, chronic heart disease and lung disease are all set to increase over the next five years.
- The prevalence of severe and enduring mental illness in Brent is 1.14% of the population which is above both the London and England averages.
- Brent children have worse than average levels of obesity – 11% of children aged 4-5, 24% of children aged 10-11 years
- In Brent 46% of five-year-olds had one or more decayed, missing or filled teeth. This is worse than the England average of 28%.