Public Health England

The Benchmarking Tool, developed by the National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network, presents a selection of indicators that are most relevant to the health and wellbeing of children and young people in an easily accessible way to support local decision making.

ChiMat was established in response to the recommendations of the Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum: an independent group of experts from local government, the NHS and charities advising the Government on improving services and outcomes for children and young people.

The Benchmarking Tool brings together and builds upon health outcome data from the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) and the NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF). Indicators relating to children and young people already published within these Outcomes Frameworks have been included in the initial release.  As they are updated, the changes will be reflected in the Benchmarking Tool.  The Children and Young People’s Health Outcomes Forum also recommended a number of important additional indicators and increased detail for some existing indicators.  Development of additional indicators will be considered as part of the formal refresh processes for the NHS OF and PHOF.  Data will be made available at both local authority and clinical commissioning group level where possible.  

ChiMat will begin to publish additional data to the Benchmarking Tool, beginning with the Breastfeeding Profiles in March 2016.

The Children and Young People’s Benchmarking Tool will inform local discussions and encourage improvements in services and health outcomes for children and young people.

Using the tool

The data is currently presented on three tabs, one showing indicators from the Public Health Outcomes Framework, one showing indicators from the NHS Outcomes Framework, and one focused on behaviour, demographics and outcomes related to Breastfeeding. Each tab has a list of available ‘area types’ shown within a drop down box.

The Benchmarking Tool has been developed using the Fingertips web tool. More information about using Fingertips is available in video tutorials and a user guide.

For supporting information and evidence about children and young people’s health see the National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network website.

Recent updates

May 2016

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

April 2016

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

March 2016

Breastfeeding and related demographic and health outcome data has been added to a new 'Breastfeeding Profiles' domain.

 

The 'Indicators from other sources' domain has been removed from this tool. Most of these indicators can now be found in the new Child Health Profiles tool.

 

February 2016

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

January 2016

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

November 2015

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

October 2015

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

September 2015

New 'What About YOUth? smoking prevalence data added from Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

August 2015

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

July 2015

Updates to Indicators from other sources following publication of the Child Health Profiles, plus updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

June 2015

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

May 2015

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

March 2015

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

February 2015

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework, including new indicators on newborn bloodspot and hearing screening, antenatal HIV screening coverage and antenatal sickle cell and thalassaemia screening coverage.

 

January 2015

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

December 2014

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

November 2014

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

October 2014

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework, plus School Exclusions added to Indicators from other sources.

 

September 2014

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework.

 

August 2014

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework.

 

July 2014

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework and Indicators from other sources. Historical data from the Child Health Profiles have been included.

May 2014

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework and NHS Outcomes Framework.

Data from the Child Health Profiles have been included under a new tab called 'Indicators from other sources'. 

March 2014

Updates to NHS Outcomes Framework incorporated in benchmarking tool.

February 2014

Updates to Public Health Outcomes Framework incorporated in benchmarking tool.

January 2014

Profile created.