Public Health Dashboard
Correction - 18/07/2018
An error has been discovered with the confidence intervals for the indicator “Proportion of dependent drinkers not in treatment”. This has affected the RAG rating for local authorities for this indicator, though NOT the indicator value or the summary rank for the Alcohol Treatment domain. This error has now been corrected. The change log for the Public Health Dashboard can be accessed here.
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 dashboard currently provides summary data on:
- Best start in life
- Child obesity
- Drug treatment
- Alcohol treatment
- NHS Health Checks
- Sexual health services
- Tobacco control
- Air quality*
For each theme, there is one combined (summary rank) indicator made up of several different component indicators. Based on this, each local authority in each of the service areas have been given a ranking and category description about how local delivery compares with all other local authorities and on a like-for-like basis.
*The air quality service area contains just one interim indicator, which is presented in its original form – this indicator has not been transformed or ranked.
Trends for the component indicators are available at https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/public-health-dashboard-ft
The dashboard builds on and complements our existing products, especially the Local Health Profiles and the Public Health Outcomes Framework which both provide a large amount of information on the public’s health in local places
The Air Quality indicator was added to the public health dashboard in July 2018.
The air quality team have recommended a two-phased approach for the inclusion of an air quality indicator in the Dashboard. The first phase is the release of the interim indicator. The second phase (longer-term) is the development of a summary rank measure.
LAs can be shown in relation to their nearest statistical neighbours, as defined by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA, 2018), or by deprivation decile.
We asked users for their comments and feedback to help shape and refine the dashboard. A summary of the comments and feedback received is presented in the report Public Health Dashboard: Summary of feedback received and next steps.
Please send all comments to PHdashboard@phe.gov.uk