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North Cumbria has been divided into eight Integrated Care Communities based on clusters of GP practices and their registered populations. By understanding the challenges that each area faces it is hoped that the community can work together with health and care organisations to improve the health and wellbeing of local people.

ICC Factfile

ICC Leadership Trio

Adult Social Care: Karen Bell
Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust: Jonathan Kenworthy
GP: Ashley Liston

ICC Population: 

GP Surgeries: 

Health Profile

  • Older population projected to increase
  • Planned hospital admissions for hip replacements higher than national average
  • High levels of childhood obesity
  • Incidence of prostate cancer are higher than national average
  • More patients with high blood pressure; diabetes; asthma; and dementia than national average
  • Travel times to key services greater than national average

Find out more

Detailed profiles have been developed for each ICC to support the planning of future services. They cover information on the population and local health needs. View ICC profiles|

Useful info for your area

Compass in Cumbria is a way of linking information from the third sector, social care and health together for people living in Cumbria. It covers everything from local events and useful guides to volunteer opportunities and links to further support.

Compass in Cumbria|

What’s happened so far?


The Alston Alliance is keen to show how the feedback that was received about the plans for health and care on Alston Moor is being used.

In order to do this they have now published a document (here)| that answers some of the questions and concerns that were highlighted by residents.

New ways of working are progressing with community groups and health and care services, including Public Health, to improve the wellbeing of local people. The Alston Alliance is working to move care from hospital beds into the community and Appleby Together has been progressing work including development of the dementia alliance and a wellbeing group.

Patients with musculoskeletal (MSK) problems can see a MSK professional without the need to see a GP first and work is underway to proactively support frail and elderly people to prevent falls. Innovative work is ensuring that patients are not in hospital for any longer than they need to be and work with the North West Ambulance Service is helping to keep people out of hospital in the first place.

The future of health and care services for Alston - a summary

The decision was made in March this year (2017) that the in-patient beds in Alston, Maryport and Wigton would close. The local Alliances - made up of the League of Friends, other community representatives, the NHS and interested members of the public, working together with Social Care, developed plans of how their local health and care could be delivered so it best suited the needs of those areas without in-patient beds.

The proposals for Alston will provide services for people locally where possible. Health and Care services will work in close partnership with the local community to develop a high quality, affordable and sustainable model for this remote and rural community. The summary that follows below sets out a fully integrated health and care provision delivered in a remote rural setting.

View 'The Alston Plan - 2017-2020 - Working in partnership'|

 summary of Alston Alliance's Health & Care Plan for Alston Moor.

View| a press release with further information.


We will be publishing more news for Eden ICC when this is available.

Looking after yourself

For minor illnesses and ailments treating them at home is often the best option. If you need advice the NHS Choices Symptom Checker| can help you find out what’s wrong and what to do next. For advice on the go, the NHS have pulled together a list of apps to help you manage your health.|

If you’re worried about a child you can try the free NHS Child Health app which has advice on common conditions for children under five – just search for ‘NHS Child Health’ in Google Play or the App Store.

Get in touch

If you have any questions about the information on this page please email communications.helpdesk@cumbria.nhs.uk |

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