The purpose of the dashboard is to support local decision-making by bringing existing comparative data into one place and making it accessible and meaningful to a wide audience. 

The Fingertips-associated profile contains the component indicators that are used to generate the summary ranks. They are split into the following domains: 

  • Best start in life
  • Child obesity
  • Drug treatment
  • Alcohol treatment
  • NHS Health Checks
  • Sexual health services
  • Tobacco control
  • Air quality

By accessing the Fingertips-associated profile, users can utilise the various functions of the Fingertips platform, such as trend analysis and the ability to compare indicators.

Recent updates

November 2019

The summary ranks for child obesity, NHS health checks, tobacco control, best start in life and sexual and reproductive health have been updated in the Public Health Dashboard. They are available to view here.

The following indicators have been updated:

  • Smoking status at time of delivery
  • Breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks after birth
  • Proportion of children aged 2-2½yrs receiving ASQ-3 as part of the Healthy Child Programme or integrated review
  • Total prescribed LARC excluding injections rate / 1,000

August 2019

The following indicator has been corrected:

  • Proportion of population living within AQMAs (%)

This indicator has been corrected due to an issue found with how the data was originally produced. The following areas have had revisions to the total aggregated residential population inside Air Quality Management Areas (AQMAs), which has then adjusted their proportion of population living within AQMAs:

  • Bournemouth
  • Darlington
  • East Riding of Yorkshire
  • Hartlepool
  • Isle of Wight
  • Isles of Scilly
  • Knowsley
  • Middlesbrough
  • North Somerset
  • North Tyneside
  • Northumberland
  • Redcar and Cleveland
  • Rutland
  • Solihull
  • Stockton-on-Tees
  • Sunderland
  • Swindon
  • Telford and Wrekin
  • Wirral

Also, for areas in which the proportion is shown to be over 100%, the proportion of population living within AQMAs has been capped at 100%. A note has also been placed on these areas to specify that there is a data quality issue with the value.

July 2019

The following indicators have been updated:

  • Cumulative percentage of the eligible population aged 40-74 offered an NHS Health Check
  • Cumulative percentage of the eligible population aged 40-74 who received an NHS Health Check
  • Smoking Prevalence in adults (18+) - current smokers (APS)