Public Health England

Introduction

Welcome to End of Life Care Profiles.  It has been produced to improve the availability and accessibility of information around end of life care. The Profiles provide a snapshot overview for various geographies in England. They are intended to help local government and health services improve care at the end of life.

The End of Life care Profiles have been developed by Public Health England’s National End of Life Care Intelligence Network to support the NHS, local authorities, health services and other interested stakeholders to monitor comparative information on factors (such as underlying cause of death, place of death, death in usual place of residence, etc.,) that describe population trends associated with the end of life. Providing care at the end of life often involves the interaction of many different care agencies. The profiles will help commissioners and providers of end of life care to get a clearer picture of the end of life care needs of their local populations. These will help with the planning and delivery of services and will support local drives towards improving end of life care.

The Profiles are grouped into the following domains; Place of Death, Underlying Cause of Death, Mortality Rates, Death in Usual Place of Residence (DiUPR), Dementia (includes Alzheimer’s disease) and Relevant Indicators (i.e. indicators extracted from other PHE's profiles). More domains will be added as soon as they become available. In each domain and where possible, information is presented by Government Office Region, Strategic Clinical Network (SCN), CCG, County and Unitary Authority (upper tier local authorities) and District and Unitary Authority (lower tier local authorities). Estimates for other geographical configurations are derived automatically by the profiling tool (Fingertips).

Please note that due to very small numbers, data for the Isles of Scilly and Cornwall have been combined. The same applies to data for the City of London and Hackney. Also note that the year of death registration is reported rather than the year of death’s occurrence.

In each domain, information is presented for persons (males and females) by four age groupings namely; 0-64, 65-74, 75-84, and 85 years or above. When exploring the data on this tool, please note that the most current year available is shown by default in the ‘Overview’, ‘Compare Areas’ and ‘Areas’ tabs, while the ‘Trends’ tab presents all available years of data for each indicator.

Recent updates

June 2016

2014 updates added to the Mortality domain.

April 2016

2014 updates added to the following domains: Place of Death, Death in Usual Place of Residence and Underlying Cause of Death.

February 2016

Dementia specific domain added – includes prevalence, directly standardized mortality, emergency admission rates, etc., by CCGs and County/Unitary Authorities, extracted from the Dementia Profile. For more indicators, please visit Dementia Profile.

December 2015

Mortality rates added

November 2015

Death in Usual Place of Residence (DiUPR) added

October 2015

First Version Released