Our High Peak Place Alliance serves a population of 91000, with two Primary Care Networks, made up of 14 Practices, collaborating with community, mental health, social care, pharmacy, hospital, and voluntary services in local areas. The Place Alliance seeks to enable every part of the health, social care, and voluntary system to work together to address the challenges of supplying well-integrated care delivery to the High Peak.
Overall, High Peak district is less deprived compared to the average for England, ranking 192 out of 326 English local authority areas (1 is the most deprived). However, this is more of a mixed picture than that statistic appears to indicate. The relatively prosperous appearance: and seemingly positive health indicators of the district overall mask small pockets of rural deprivation that can be found within some sparsely populated areas. There are 3 areas that fall within the top 20% of the most deprived in England. Notably the area surrounding Glossop, one of the most deprived areas in the entire county.
Whilst community services are delivered locally by Derbyshire based health and care providers, acute care is generally provided outside of Derbyshire (Macclesfield; Stockport ; Tameside & Glossop Hospital). High Peak Place Alliance focusses on how greater integration can improve matters for patients. For example, Living Well Derbyshire teams have developed in High Peak, working closely across NHS, social care, community, and statutory organisations to provide mental health and wellbeing support aimed at the full range of challenges people face.