Tools and data

The Network of Public Health Observatories is now part of Public Health England.

This page contains historical information.

The PHOs work jointly to produce information, data and intelligence on people's health and health care for practitioners, policy makers and the wider community. Our high quality public health intelligence is central to both local and central government health policy and decision-making.

With specialist knowledge and a wealth of information and analytical skills across our network, the network of Public Health Observatories is able to provide access to a range of national and international public health data, methodological and audit tools.

We have produced the PHOs in England Tools Directory and Guide to Key Data Sources (updated February 2013) to give quick and easy access to key public health intelligence resources. Most of the tools listed are produced by public health observatories, however some are non-PHO tools used regularly by public health analysts. Some key data sources are also listed. If you would like to provide feedback on the tool, please use our Feedback Form.

National single work programme from March 2011

  • 2012 Cardiovascular Disease Profiles for England

    External Link: 2012 Cardiovascular Disease Profiles for England

    The profiles allow comparison across regions and local areas against a number of indicators, including: incidence, mortality, treatments and costs. They are available for every Primary Care Trust in England, along with s ...

  • Community Mental Health Profiles

    External Link: Community Mental Health Profiles

    Profiles for every local authority in England giving an overview of mental health risks, prevalence and services at a local, regional and national level.

  • Disease Prevalence Estimates

    Disease Prevalence Estimates

    Updated modelled estimates of the prevalence of five long-term conditions with significant impact on the health and wellbeing of the population are now available to inform commissioning of services, and to support case f ...

  • End of Life Care Local Authority Profiles 2012

    External Link: End of Life Care Local Authority Profiles 2012

    Profiles with over 50 end of life care indicators for each local authority in England relating to population; deaths; place of death; cause of death; deaths in hospital; care homes and social care.

  • Excess Winter Deaths

    External Link: Excess Winter Deaths

    Information about excess winter deaths in the South West.

  • Health Impact of Physical Inactivity (HIPI)

    Health Impact of Physical Inactivity (HIPI)

    The Health Impact of Physical Inactivity (HIPI) is a tool for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA). It has been developed to estimate how many cases of certain diseases could be prevented in each local authority in En ...

  • Health inequality indicators for local authorities and primary care organisations

    Health inequality indicators for local authorities and primary care organisations

  • Health Profiles 2014

    External Link: Health Profiles 2014

    The profiles contain a summary of information on the health of the people in every local authority area and some factors that may influence their health.

  • HIA Gateway

    HIA Gateway

    Health Impact Analysis

  • ICD10 v2010 resources

    ICD10 v2010 resources

    Set of analytical resources made available by Public Health England to support the implementation of ICD10 v2010 for cause of death coding

  • Injury Profiles

    External Link: Injury Profiles

    The Injury Profiles provide a snapshot of injuries occurring in each local authority in England. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made regionally and nationally for over 40 injury related indicators.

  • Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE)

    External Link: Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE)

    Local Alcohol Profiles for England 2011 (LAPE), produced by the North West Public Health Observatory on behalf of the Public Health Observatories in England.The profiles contain 25 alcohol-related indicators for every lo ...

  • Local Authority Child Health Profiles 2012

    External Link: Local Authority Child Health Profiles 2012

    How healthy are children and young people in your area? View key child health indicators and compare performance locally, regionally and nationally.

  • Local Tobacco Control Profiles

    External Link: Local Tobacco Control Profiles

    Revised and updated January 2012 - The profiles bring together a detailed picture of the burden of smoking-related disease, costs and action for every local authority and primary care trust in England.

  • Mortality among inpatients with diabetes

    External Link: Mortality among inpatients with diabetes

    This work analyses mortality among inpatients with diabetes. The study used data on over 13 million hospital admissions to assess case-mix and risk factors for inpatient mortality. It also identifies trust level variatio ...

  • National General Practice Profiles

    External Link: National General Practice Profiles

    Data last updated December 2013 - The profiles are designed to support GPs, clinical commissioning groups and local authorities to ensure that they are providing and commissioning effective and appropriate healthcare ser ...

  • Public Health Outcomes Framework Data Tool

    External Link: Public Health Outcomes Framework Data Tool

    The PHOF data have been produced by the network of Public Health Observatories in England, working together with government departments and other organisations on behalf of the Department of Health. The PHOF sets out ov ...

  • Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles

    External Link: Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles

    Launched April 2014 - This new tool provides a snapshot of sexual and reproductive health across a range of topics including teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, HIV and sexually transmitted infections.

  • Small Area Indicators for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

    Small Area Indicators for Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

    Indicators at middle layer super output area level and higher geographies for use in joint strategic needs assessment, published by the Public Health Observatories in England

  • Spend and Outcome Factsheets and Tool (SPOT) for CCGs

    External Link: Spend and Outcome Factsheets and Tool (SPOT) for CCGs

    A version of the Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) is now available for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). The tool and associated factsheets help commissioners to link health outcomes and expenditure at a care programme ...

  • Spend and Outcomes Tool - updated March 2012

    External Link: Spend and Outcomes Tool - updated March 2012

    This tool enables Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) to gain an overview of spend and outcomes across all programmes of care. The tool has been updated with spend and outcome data for 2010/11 and shows the position for PCTs. Fac ...

  • Teenage Pregnancy Atlases, Forecasts and other Resources

    Teenage Pregnancy Atlases, Forecasts and other Resources

  • The European Health Profile Tool

    External Link: The European Health Profile Tool

    Comparisons of demographic, morbidity, risk factors and mortality indicators across regions of Europe plus information on health care systems and financing.

  • The Older People's Health and Wellbeing Atlas

    External Link: The Older People's Health and Wellbeing Atlas

    As the population ages the health and wellbeing of older people and the provision of services to meet their needs becomes increasingly important. The updated Atlas can be used to identify deficits in the health and c ...

  • Welcome to the Sexual Health Balanced Scorecard

    Welcome to the Sexual Health Balanced Scorecard

Tools produced by Public Health Observatories

Other tools produced by PHOs can be directly accessed through our PHO websites and themed observatories.

APHO tools pre March 2011


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