Introduction

The Peer Benchmarking Tool contains a selection of indicators that reflect PHE’s national priorities. They provide a summary of determinants, risk factors and outcomes using indicators available in other Fingertips tools - particularly the Public Health Outcomes Framework. They are broken down into the following categories:

  • Giving children and young people the best start in life
  • Mental health and wellbeing
  • Drugs and alcohol
  • Sexual health
  • Obesity
  • Smoking
  • Dementia
  • Health inequalities
  • Health checks
  • PHE's core offer to the NHS

These can be found on the core indicators page here.

Recent updates

August 2017

The following indicators have been added to the Recent Updates domain:

1.03 - Pupil absence
1.04 - First time entrants to the youth justice system
1.07 - People in prison who have a mental illness or a significant mental illness - current method
1.08i - Gap in the employment rate between those with a long-term health condition and the overall employment rate
1.08ii - Gap in the employment rate between those with a learning disability and the overall employment rate
1.08iii - Gap in the employment rate for those in contact with secondary mental health services and the overall employment rate
1.09i - Sickness absence - the percentage of employees who had at least one day off in the previous week
1.09ii - Sickness absence - the percent of working days lost due to sickness absence
1.13iii - First time offenders
2.14 - Smoking Prevalence in adults - current smokers (APS)
2.22iii - Cumulative percentage of the eligible population aged 40-74 offered an NHS Health Check
2.22iv - Cumulative percentage of the eligible population aged 40-74 offered an NHS Health Check who received an NHS Health Check
2.22v - Cumulative percentage of the eligible population aged 40-74 who received an NHS Health check
3.02 - Chlamydia detection rate (15-24 year olds)
Chlamydia detection rate / 100,000 aged 15-24 (PHOF indicator 3.02)
Chlamydia detection rate / 100,000 aged 15-24 (PHOF indicator 3.02)
3.03i - Population vaccination coverage - Hepatitis B (1 year old)
3.03i - Population vaccination coverage - Hepatitis B (2 years old)
3.03xiv - Population vaccination coverage - Flu (aged 65+)
3.03xv - Population vaccination coverage - Flu (at risk individuals)
3.03xviii - Population vaccination coverage - Flu (2-4 years old)
4.12i - Preventable sight loss - age related macular degeneration (AMD)
4.12ii - Preventable sight loss - glaucoma
4.12iii - Preventable sight loss - diabetic eye disease
4.12iv - Preventable sight loss - sight loss certifications
Estimated dementia diagnosis rate (aged 65+)
New STI diagnoses (exc chlamydia aged <25) / 100,000

February 2017

The following indicators from the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) have been added to the Core indicators domain:

2.01 – Low birth weight of term babies
2.03 – Smoking status at time of delivery
2.04 – Under 18 conceptions
2.15iii – Successful completion of alcohol treatment
2.15iv – Deaths from drug misuse
2.20iii – Cancer screening coverage – bowel cancer
4.01 – Infant mortality

The “Recent updates” domain includes all Core indicators updated in February 2017 and any other PHOF indicators, which were updated at the same time.

Local PHE teams are updating indicators in their regional priorities domains. To support this, some additional functionality is now available:

  • For Area Types "County & UA", and "District & UA", it is now possible to group into "Combined Authorities" (where these are established).
  • The Area Type "CCG" has been added, allowing grouping by Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs).

Please note some indicators, geographies and groups are only available on some domains. Only a few indicators are currently presented in the Peer Benchmarking Tool at CCG and STP geographies at this time.