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Public Health Dashboard

Updated Indicators- 06/11/2018

The following indicators have been updated:

These changes only appear within the associated Fingertips tool, available here: The change log for the Public Health Dashboard can be accessed here.

Correction - 04/09/2018

The time period for the drug treatment indicator “Deaths in treatment, mortality ratio” has been updated to reflect the fact that it is based on three years' worth of data rather than one. 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: 

Click here for more details on the criteria for including service areas and indicators.

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.

 Click here for more details on the methods used to calculate the summary ranks and the categories. 

The indicator rationale document and the indicator metadata document provide additional information on each of the service areas and component indicators. 

Trends for the component indicators are available at

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

Air Quality

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.

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