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

November 2017

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

1.08i Gap in the employment rate between those with a long-term health condition and the overall employment rate
1.08iv Percentage of people aged 16-64 in employment
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
1.15i Statutory homelessness - Eligible homeless people not in priority need
1.15ii Statutory homelessness - households in temporary accommodation
1.17 Fuel poverty
1.18i Social Isolation: percentage of adult social care users who have as much social contact as they would like
1.18ii Social Isolation: percentage of adult carers who have as much social contact as they would like
2.03 Smoking status at time of delivery
2.11i Proportion of the population meeting the recommended '5-a-day' on a 'usual day' (adults)
2.11ii Average number of portions of fruit consumed daily (adults)
2.11iii Average number of portions of vegetables consumed daily (adults)
2.12 Percentage of adults (aged 18+) classified as overweight or obese
2.15i Successful completion of drug treatment - opiate users
2.15ii Successful completion of drug treatment - non-opiate users
2.15iii Successful completion of alcohol treatment
2.15iv Deaths from drug misuse
2.16 Adults with substance misuse treatment need who successfully engage in community-based structured treatment following release from prison
2.20viii Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening - Syphilis Coverage
2.20ix Infectious Diseases in Pregnancy Screening - Hepatitis B Coverage
3.03xii Population vaccination coverage - HPV vaccination coverage for one dose (females 12-13 years old)
3.03xiii Population vaccination coverage - PPV
3.05i Treatment completion for TB
3.05ii Incidence of TB
4.01 Infant mortality
4.03 Mortality rate from causes considered preventable
4.04i Under 75 mortality rate from all cardiovascular diseases
4.04ii Under 75 mortality rate from cardiovascular diseases considered preventable
4.05i Under 75 mortality rate from cancer
4.05ii Under 75 mortality rate from cancer considered preventable
4.06i Under 75 mortality rate from liver disease
4.06ii Under 75 mortality rate from liver disease considered preventable
4.07i Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory disease
4.07ii Under 75 mortality rate from respiratory disease considered preventable
4.08 Mortality rate from a range of specified communicable diseases, including influenza
4.10 Suicide rate
4.15i Excess winter deaths index (single year, all ages)
4.15ii Excess winter deaths index (single year, age 85+)
4.15iii Excess winter deaths index (3 years, all ages)
4.15iv Excess winter deaths index (3 years, age 85+)

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.