NHS Kingston

About Kingston

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Kingston is a small outer London borough with a population of 179,600 (Populations and projections Kingston JSNA, 2018). Our population is an ageing and relatively affluent one, but this hides small pockets of relative deprivation. The physical health of people in Kingston reflects the overall affluence of the area with a lower prevalence of many diseases than London as a whole. The increase in life expectancy has important implications for the health and social care system.   

The challenges we face in Kingston: 

  • Cost pressures in the health and social care system due to the rise in an ageing population - requiring more extensive health and social care interventions.
  • An increasing number of older people living alone. Projected figures show that the population will grow by 9% between 2017-2027, with more very old (over 90).
  • A rising number of patients with dementia-related health problems.
  • Cardiovascular disease and cancer are the two leading causes of death, followed by respiratory disease.
  • All three major causes of death have preventable risk factors such as smoking, diet, exercise and excess alcohol consumption.
  • Last years of life are lived with a disability for an average of 12.7 years for men and 15.2 years for women.

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) describes the current and future health and wellbeing needs of people living in the borough. It is used to identify where the Council, the NHS and the voluntary sector need to focus their efforts to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. 


Kingston Clinical Commissioning Group, 2nd floor, Thames House,
180 High Street, Teddington, TW11 8HU
Tel: 020 39419900
Email: kingstonccg.communications@swlondon.nhs.uk

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