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Indicators updated - 03/12/2019

The following indicators have been updated in the Fingertips associated tool:

The Fingertips associated tool can be accessed here. The change log for the Public Health Dashboard, which includes information on previous indicator updates and information related to changes in the data, can be accessed here

Summary ranks updated - 05/11/2019

The following summary ranks have been updated:

The new ranks use the following indicators from the specified time periods:

Child obesity

NHS Health Checks

Tobacco control

Best start in life

Sexual and reproductive health

The summary rank indicators have been produced at pre-April 2019 geographies. The summary ranks will be updated to post-April 2019 boundaries when all component indicators are available for the new geographical areas. 

The methods for the component indicators for the drug and alcohol treatment summary ranks are under review and will be updated in a future release.

The change log for the Public Health Dashboard, which includes information on previous indicator updates and information related to changes in the data, can be accessed hereTrends for the component indicators are available at

Purpose of the 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: 

*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 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. 

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. 

The dashboard builds on and complements our existing products, especially the Local Authority 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.

Please send all comments to