Public Health Dashboard
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
For each theme, there is one combined (summary rank) indicator made up of several different component indicators. On the basis of this, each local authority in each of the seven areas of delivery has 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 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
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.
Any further comments on the tool should be sent to PHdashboard@phe.gov.uk.