Introduction

The Health Protection Profile covers a range of health protection issues, with information on various infections, but also interventions to prevent infection such as immunisation. They have been created 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 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 and Health Protection Teams.

This profile aims to collate Health Protection information in a single Profile at a Local Authority and PHE Centre level. This profile has unique content, such as Lyme disease, gastrointestinal infections, Measles, Mumps, Pertussis, Legionella, Typhoid/Paratyphoid, Acute Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C detection, Scarlet fever. However, many indicators are brought together from different profiles (PHOF, TB, antimicrobial resistance, sexual and reproductive health and liver disease) and these other profiles should be accessed for more detailed information and other indicators in those areas.

The data is grouped into topic area domains. Some indicators have upper tier local authority (counties and unitary authorities), lower tier local authority (districts and unitary authorities) and PHE / UKHSA Centre level data. However, for other indicators data is not available at PHE Centre or unitary level (e.g. immunisation data). 

Downloads

  • For a standalone Local Authority Health Protection Profile for each upper tier/unitary authority go to the download tab (far right - select County/UA pre 04/19). This html file can be converted to a pdf (see introduction)
  • For the underlying data in an Excel file go to the download tab (far right)
  • For summary slidesets for selected indicators click here  
  • For a summary slideset by PHE Centre click here.  

How to use the online health protection profile

  • Select local authority area type 'County & UA' (upper tier) or ‘District and UA’ (lower tier) or 'PHE Centre' in the drop down box to view available indicators. Only selected indicators e.g. Lyme disease, are available at a regional level.
  • Choose how you wish to group your areas. The default group is the former Government Office Region, but other groups are available for some indicators e.g. Country, 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 and important caveats on interpreting the data.