Introduction

This is a new fingertips profile that uses data from Local Health an existing PHE data tool.

Local Health is a collection of quality assured health information presented for small geographical areas.

By presenting data for small areas, Local Health provides evidence of inequalities within local areas. It supports targeted interventions to reduce such inequalities.

Local Health contains indicators related to:

  • Population and demographic factors

  • Wider determinants of health

  • Health outcomes

It presents data for middle super output areas (MSOA), electoral wards, clinical commissioning groups (CCG), local authorities, and England as a whole.

Please note, as the Local Health tool was designed to allow users to map small area data, a mapping option has not been provided in this profile.

Recent updates

March 2020

PHE’s Local Health tool (www.localhealth.org.uk) will be upgraded on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

The new web-tool has been redesigned to improve user-experience by creating a modern looking interface with faster response times which enables access to all site functionality on mobile touch screen devices.

Key functionality from the old web-tool has been retained allowing users to map data and provide spine charts and reports for small areas, as well as allowing users to define their own geographies and add their own data.

The indicators presented in the upgraded web-tool were published in June 2019.

A Quick Start Guide for the upgraded web-tool is available here.

June 2019

These documents give full details of updates to indicators for each release:

Full details of indicators updated

This update contains:

  • 36 indicators updated with data for the latest available time period and the latest available boundaries
  • 7 new indicators
  • 11 indicators that have been re-modelled to the latest boundaries
  • An update of wards and CCGs to 2018 boundaries. This includes those indicators for which more recent data is not available.

Full details can be found by clicking the link at the top of this section.