Welcome to the Chiltern Vale locality profile page. Here you can find in-depth information about the health of local residents including facts and figures on population, diversity, life expectancy, health inequalities, health behaviours and variations between GP practices.
Key facts in Chiltern Vale’s report
Children and young people:• It is estimated that 400 children aged 5-10 and 610 aged 11-16 in Chiltern Vale have a mental illness. Mental illness is more prevalent in boys than girls
Adults and older people:
• In Chiltern Vale 6,170 people are over 75 years old (7.8% of total population) and 1,536 (1.9%) are over 85 years old. Extrapolating, we project an increase of 350 of over 75s from 2013 to 2017. The proportion of older people varies by GP practice, from 4.3% to 11.1% of the practice population. With the growth in the number of older people in the community, prevention and self-management are important priorities for health and social care teams
• Of the 6,170 over 75s in Chiltern Vale, just over 2,800 are estimated to live alone. Social isolation and loneliness are increasingly being linked to poor physical and mental health. Joined up working between social care and health is needed to identify this cohort and address social isolation, prevent mental health problems and manage long-term conditions
• Emergency admissions for Ambulatory Care Sensitive conditions can be reduced with effective community and primary health care. In 2013/14 there were 187 spells for influenza and pneumonia, 66 for congestive cardiac failure and 162 for COPD, costing a total of £1.3 million for all three conditions
• Chiltern Vale achieved the 75% flu vaccination target for over 65s in 2013/14, it is important this success is sustained
• There are an estimated 870 people living with dementia in Chiltern Vale. GP Practices should review their dementia registers and compare with the predicted prevalence to quantify unmet need. Identifying and diagnosing dementia ensures that patients and their carers can access the appropriate care and support
For the 2014 locality profile (2013 data) click here.