Introduction

The Health Protection Profile covers a range of health protection issues, with information on various infections, but also interventions to reduce infection such as immunisation. They have been created with the public in mind, so that people can find out more about the areas that they live and work in. The information can help inform choices regarding health and lifestyle and improve awareness of local health protection risks. However, they should also be of use to professionals who work on health protection matters locally, including Local Authorities and Health Protection Teams.

This profile aims to collate Health Protection information in a single Profile at a Local Authority and PHE Centre level. This profile has unique content, such as gastrointestinal infections, Measles, Legionella, Typhoid/Paratyphoid, Acute Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C detection, however, many indicators are brought together from different profiles (PHOF, TB, antimicrobial resistance, sexual and reproductive health and liver disease) and these other profiles should be accessed for more detailed information and other indicators in those areas.

The data is grouped into topic area domains. Some indicators have upper tier local authority (counties and unitary authorities), lower tier local authority (districts and unitary authorities) and PHE Centre level data. However, for other indicators data is not available at PHE Centre or unitary level (e.g. immunisation data). 

How to use the online health protection profile

  • Select local authority area type 'County & UA' (upper tier) or ‘District and UA’ (lower tier) or 'PHE Centre' in the drop down box to view available indicators.
  • Choose how you wish to group your areas. The default group is the former Government Office Region, but other groups are available for some indicators e.g. Country, PHE Centre, ONS cluster group for lower tier local authorities, and deprivation decile or PHE Region for upper tier local authorities.
  • Choose an appropriate benchmark for local authorities (e.g. the England average).
  • View indicator definitions. These include further background information and important caveats on interpreting the data.

You can also download the underlying data to an Excel file for your selected type of local authority (upper tier or lower tier) for your chosen group of areas, or for England as a whole.

Recent updates

August 2018

STIs, antibiotic prescribing, flu vaccination in at risk and aged 65+ updated.

June 2018

Campylobacter, non-typhoidal Salmonella, Giardia, Cryptosporidium and Shigellosis new indicators added (district/county), 2017 data

May 2018

Revised domain layout

Genital warts and herpes indicators added from Sexual & Reproductive Health Profiles

March 2018

STEC O157 - Shiga toxin-producing Escherichia coli serogroup O157 annual and 5 year mean new indicator added (district/county), 2016 data

February 2018

Flu vaccination 2-4 yrs, primary care prescribing, HPV vaccination 13-14 yrs, mortality attributable to particulates, shingles vaccination >70 yrs, BCG vaccination added from PHOF

Vaccination data updated from PHOF

January 2018

Hepatitis C detection rate new indicator added (district/county), 2016 data. 

December 2017

Measles annual and 5 year mean new indicator added (district/county level) 2016 and 2012-2016 data

Acute hepatitis B new indicator added (district/county), 2016 data

July 2017

Legionella newly indicator added (county only), 2015 data

Typhoid and paratyphoid new indicator added (district/county), 2015 data

STIs updated, 2016 data