About The CCG

Castle Point and Rochford CCG is a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) in south east Essex. A CCG is a group of GPs and clinicians who commission (buy) health services for their local communities. Our role is to specify outcomes that we want to achieve for our population, and then contract providers to provide care to achieve those outcomes. We are committed to ensuring the provision of local, high quality services that meet the specific needs of our population.

The area we cover

Our catchment area is sub-divided into two district localities, namely Castle Point Borough Council area and Rochford District Council area. We serve a population of approximately 182,000 and approximately 22 -24% of our population are over 65, with over 75s amounting to just over 9%.


It is essential to good public and patient involvement that we do our best to understand the diversity of our audience, and that this reflects back in our commissioning and planning of local health services. Our ultimate aim is to truly reflect the needs of the local people and improve outcomes for them, their friends and their families.


The life expectancy of males within Rochford District is above average compared to the rest of Essex, living on average to 80 years and females living to 84 years. Life expectancy is 3.9 years lower for men and 5.4 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Rochford than in the least deprived.

Rochford District has an ageing population with a higher proportion of people aged over 65 compared to the national average.

The number of people in this age group is expected to increase from 18,800 people to 27,700 by 2035 – a 7.1% increase. Rochford District score ranks it 285 out of 354 local authorities, putting it in the top 20% least deprived nationally. There are, however, pockets of deprivation. Around 10% (1,300) of children live in low income families.

In 2017, the rate of dementia diagnosis was significantly worse than the England average.

Castle Point

The life expectancy of both males and females within Castle Point is just below the average compared to the rest of Essex with males living to 79.5 and females living to 83.

Life expectancy is 6.6 years lower for men and 3.6 years lower for women in the most deprived areas of Castle Point than in the least deprived areas.

The number of residents living in Castle Point aged 65 and over is expected to increase from 21,700 to 31,600, taking the proportion of people in this age bracket from 24.5% to 32.2% by 2034.

Castle Point has low levels of deprivation compared with Essex, however, similar to Rochford, there are pockets of deprivation with one area identified as being within the 10% least deprived in the whole of England.

In year 6, 20% (183) of children are classified as obese which reflects the national average. Estimated levels of adult physical activity are worse than the England average.

In 2017, the rate of dementia diagnosis was significantly worse than the England average.

Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a statutory process for Health & Wellbeing Boards to identify and improve the current and future health, wellbeing and social care needs of their area. The purpose is to inform strategic decision making, commissioning of services and reduce inequalities for all ages. 

We work closely with partners including Essex County Council to make sure local residents benefit from joined up care with services are that working together to support resident to live as healthy communities. All key partners in south east Essex have signed up to a ‘Living Well in Thriving Communities’ strategy, to define the model of care we aspire to

Our Vision and Values

Our vision is to create a healthier and more sustainable future for people in Castle Point and Rochford.

To address the needs of local residents, the below priorities have been agreed (click on image to view larger version).

CCG priorities image

Our values describe how we work and the guiding principles that underpin all of our decision making processes. We are committed to behaving and working in this way in all areas of our business.

Through commissioning the right care, in the right place, we hope that over time we will see a shift from our current position where many people are acutely unwell and require complex care in hospital settings, to more people taking responsibility for their own health and wellbeing, with more care being delivered in the community and closer to patients’ homes.

Our corporate objectives (click image for larger version)

CCGs Vision for web

Our Year 2018-19

This video is a snapshot of our projects and achievements in 2018-19

You can also read a summary version of our Annual Report for 2018-19

More information

You can read more about us and our plans in the documents below: