The health protection profiles cover a range of health protection issues, including:

  •    various infections
  •    interventions to prevent infection such as immunisation

By visiting this profile, users can find more information about the areas that they live and work in. This profile has also been designed with professionals in mind, particularly those 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 Regional level, and contains unique content, such as:

  •     Lyme disease
  •     gastrointestinal infections
  •     measles
  •     mumps
  •     pertussis
  •     legionella
  •     typhoid/paratyphoid
  •     acute hepatitis B
  •     hepatitis C detection
  •     scarlet fever

Some indicators are brought together from different profiles (PHOF, TBantimicrobial resistancesexual and reproductive health and liver disease). If you’re looking for more detailed information, go to these specific profiles.

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 Region level data. However, for other indicators data is not available at Region or unitary level (for example, immunisation data). 


How to use the online health protection profile

  • Select local authority area type 'Counties & UAs' (upper tier) or ‘Districts and UAs’ (lower tier) or 'Region' in the dropdown box to view available indicators. Only selected indicators are available at a regional level, such as, ‘Lyme disease’.
  • Choose how you wish to group your areas. For example, ‘England’ or ‘Region’.
  • Choose an appropriate benchmark for local authorities. For example, ‘England average’.
  • View indicator definitions. These include further background information and important caveats on interpreting the data. 



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 Region click here.