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

  • Risk factors
  • COPD indicators
  • Asthma indicators
  • Other


The Inhale profile is based on indicators developed for the 2nd Atlas of variation in risk factors and healthcare for respiratory disease in England. The full Atlas PDF and datafile is available from Please provide feedback on the atlases of variation by completing a short online survey Atlas user survey

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

The Inhale profile is currently being updated and will be populated with the indicators from the Atlas between December 2019 and early 2020.

Recent updates

February 2020

Hospital admissions indicators for median length of stay for asthma, pneumonia and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18.

Indicators showing the percentage of zero and one day emergency for pneumonia (available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18) and bronchiolitis in children under 2 (available for the period 2015/16-2017/18).

December 2019

Hospital admissions indicators for asthma, pneumonia, respiratory disease and COPD are now available for the periods from 2013/14 to 2017/18.

QOF based indicators covering asthma and COPD prevalence, smoking, smoking support services, and indicators for wider risk factors are now included in the profile.

October 2019

The 2nd Atlas of Variation in risk factors and healthcare for respiratory Disease in England is available at

The Atlas data will soon be uploaded to Inhale. A datasheet containing data for all indicators is available from the Atlas web page.