This page carries supporting materials to assist with interpretation of the Fingertips profiles and further use of the indicator data. These include guidance documents and tools, some of which were previously published on the website of the Association of Public Health Observatories, and others which are more recent PHE publications. The technical guides include descriptions of standard methods used within PHE to produce indicators robustly and consistently. The content is managed by the Public Health Data Science team.
Technical Guide – Funnel Plots (updated June 2017)
Technical Guide – RAG Rating Indicator Values (updated July 2017)
Technical Guide – Spine Charts (updated July 2017)
Life expectancy calculator (note this tool is in the process of being updated to reflect current expanded age groups to 90+)
For further information contact the Public Health Data Science team: email@example.com