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 first and foremost 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.

This profile aims to collate Health Protection information in a single Profile at a Local Authority and PHE Centre level. This profile does have content not available elsewhere, such as Legionella, Typhoid/Paratyphoid, Acute Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C detection, STEC O157, however, the majority of indicators are sourced from different profiles (PHOF, TB, antimicrobial resistance, sexual and reproductive health and liver disease) and these should be accessed for more detailed information and other indicators in those areas.

More about the Health Protection Profile

The data is grouped into three domains: Childhood Immunisation, Infectious Diseases and Other. All these domains are displayed together under the heading “All Indicators”.

Some indicators are displayed for both upper tier local authorities (counties and unitary authorities) and lower tier local authorities (districts and unitary authorities). It is important to note that indicators may have different ranges according to whether they are displayed for upper or lower tier local authorities. Some indicators cannot be shown for individual local authorities, because either the data is unavailable, or the number of measured events is too low. This can occasionally affect the calculation of the England range, and prevent an indicator being shown.

How to use the online health protection profile

Select local authority area type 'County & UA' (upper tier) or ‘District and UA’ (lower tier) in the drop down box to view available indicators.

Choose how you wish to group local authorities. The default group is the former Government Office Region, but other groups are available for some indicators e.g. 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.

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

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, shingle 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