Kensington & Chelsea

West London Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) covers the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and also the Queen’s Park and Paddington area of Westminster.

  • Chelsea & Westminster NHS Foundation Trust and Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust are the main providers of acute and specialist care.
  • Central London Community Healthcare (CLCH) provides community nursing and therapies.
  • Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust is the acute mental health NHS provider with most treatment taking place in General Practice and also a diverse range of voluntary sector services.

West London CCG 2016/17 annual report.

The chair of West London CCG:

Dr Fiona Butler

Population demographics

  • 240,000*
  • The age profile of the area is common to other inner city areas in that it has a very large working age population and smaller proportions of children in particular (the second smallest in London).
  • Those aged 65 and above form a slightly larger proportion of the total population than London, but smaller than England.
  • Half the area’s population were born abroad.
  • Four in 10 (38%) of the population in Westminster and nearly a third (29%) of the population in Kensington and Chelsea is from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) groups.
  • Over a quarter of the population state that English is not their main language

*based on 2013 ONS figures

Health challenges

  • The principle cause of premature (under 75 years of age) death in the area is cancer, followed by cardiovascular disease (which includes heart disease and stroke). A significant number of people also die from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
  • There are very high rates of people with severe mental illness (3,434) and enduring mental illness (12,972) in the area. • Priority areas for the CCG include people with long-term conditions, older people and homeless people.