Living well

The living ​well section contains information about disease and long term conditions, mental wellbeing, lifestyles and wider determinants of health​​​​​​​​

Behaviours and lifestyles

Poor choices such as smoking and high levels of alcohol cosumption have a large impact on life expectancy and lead to ill health that is often preventable. Cancer and heart disease are the two biggest killers in Cheshire West and Chester and are assoicated with the way we choose to live our lives.   ​

The following themed summaries are available in the JSNA:

Further information on children and young people behaviours, including childhood obesity is available in the starting well section.
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Mental wellbeing

More Information about children and young people including vulnerable groups is available in the Starting Well section.

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Disease and long-term conditions

​Life expectancy has been improving but at a faster rate in men compared with women so the gender gap has narrowed. Heart disease and cancer are the key diseases that contribute to the inequality in life expectancy for men. Cancer accounts for the largest proportion of the life expectancy gap for women, particularly lung cancer.


Information about HIV and AIDs is available in the sexual health JSNA​​

Information about children and young people is available in the Starting Well section.

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Mortality and life expectancy

Life expectancy has been increasing in both deprived and affluent areas but the rate of improvement is slower in more deprived areas. Life expectancy at birth is reduced by 10 years in men and 8.7 years in women living in the most deprived areas of Cheshire West and Chester..

Heart disease and cancer are the key diseases that contribute to the inequality in life expectancy for men. Cancer accounts for the largest proportion of the life expectancy gap for women, particularly lung cancer.

Many diseases that are the greatest killers in Cheshire West and Chester, such as cancer and heart disease, are linked to unhealthy lifestyles and deprivation.

Wider determinants of health

Housing, the economy, and the environment can all have an impact on health and wellbeing.

Cheshire West and Chester Inequalities Report focuses on employment, housing and health:

In addition the following are available:

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Pharmaceutical needs assessment

The local Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is a statutory document and the responsibility of the Health and Wellbeing Board.

The PNA looks at the current provision of pharmaceutical services (including pharmacies) in West Cheshire to ensure these services meet the needs of the population.

Cheshire West and Chester's Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment 2018-21​

National profiles

​Profiles developed by Public Health England that are a rich source of indicators across a range of health and wellbeing themes designed to support the JSNA and commissioing. With these profiles you can:

- browse indicators at different geographical levels

- benchmark against the regional or England average

- export data to use locally.