INHALE is an online tool showing data from a range of sources about respiratory disease (mostly COPD and asthma). It includes data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) and NHS Comparators. Data is mostly presented for CCGs and is divided into domains:

  • COPD indicators
  • Asthma indicators
  • Prevention
  • Diagnosis
  • Management
  • Outcome, and
  • Cost

For respiratory information at general practice level please see National General Practice Profiles.


A recent service review concluded that maintaining INHALE will in the future not be a PHE priority unless we can prove that we are serving an actual user need: If you would like to see this profile kept alive and updated please let us know by dropping us a line at Please tell us what you use it for and why you would miss it. Thank you!

Recent updates

Dec 2015

  • QOF update for 2014/15
  • Demography updated

Mar 2015

Correction: Significance colouring has changed for many areas for Under 75 respiratory mortality rates.

Dec 2014

New data added including:

  • New QOF based indicators for 2013/14
  • Smoking indicators
  • Asthma admissions for children
  • Respiratory disease mortality indicators