Neighbourhoods are geographical areas across which practices will coordinate health and care services to ensure joined-up care tailored to the needs of the local population.

On the Fylde Coast there are eight neighbourhoods:

Understanding the local population

To support the development of services at a local level, Neighbourhood Profiles have been developed. These are intended to help the neighbourhoods determine their priorities, agree the outcomes they want to achieve and think through the ‘how, what and where’ of service delivery.

Ward profiles are published as part of Public Health England’s Local Health tool. They compare the key features of the population living in each of the 21 wards with Blackpool and England as a whole. These reports provide information about broader health outcomes as well as the factors that affect them and provide an understanding of the scale of inequalities within local areas. The detailed profiles for electoral wards are also widely used for informing elected council members. They cover:

  • Resident population
  • Ethnicity and language
  • Deprivation
  • Child development, education and employment
  • Health and care
  • Housing and living environment
  • Children’s weight
  • Children’s health care activity
  • Adults behavioural risk factors
  • Emergency hospital admissions
  • Cancer incidence
  • Hospital admissions – harm and injury
  • Mortality and causes of death: all ages
  • Mortality and causes of death: premature mortality
  • Life expectancy 2011-2015

Blackpool ward profiles are available at

Fylde and Wyre ward profiles are available at

Neighbourhood profiles based on groups of GP practices have been compiled. The reports describe the nature of the registered population using the services on the Fylde Coast and can be used to plan services across local health areas. The explanatory text gives further detail on variations within the neighbourhoods. The profiles also include a Mosaic profile which estimates the health characteristics and behaviours of the population based on the characteristics of the area. The profiles cover:

  • A comparison of neighbourhoods
  • Mosaic profile overview
  • Registered population
  • Deprivation and life expectancy
  • Health determinants and behaviours
  • Burden of disease
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Premature mortality
  • Full mosaic profile

Blackpool GP neighbourhood profiles are available at

Fylde and Wyre GP neighbourhood profiles are available at

Last updated on 31 July 2019 at 16:57 by communications and engagement manager