Data Directory: Young people

Child health profiles

Child Health Profiles provide a snapshot of child health and well-being for each local council in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and nationally. They are designed to help local councils and the NHS decide where to target resources to tackle health inequality in their local area.

Information provided by: Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) - from routine sources

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: Local Authority / England

Age group covered: Children / Young People

Most recent date/year: Continually Updated

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ChiMat data atlas

Brings together a range of data and statistics on child and maternal health into one easily accessible hub. It helps you find, present and use the information and evidence you need to improve decision making as part of your planning or commissioning process.

Using the Data Atlas you can create a picture of your local area as well as benchmark performance against regional and national comparators. This tool allows you to select from a range of indicators and view the data as maps, charts or tables. The data are regularly updated as new releases become available.

Information provided by: Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) from routine sources

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: England / Region / Top level LAs / LAs / PCTs / NHS Trust / LSOA

Age group covered: infants / children / young people

Most recent date/year: 2011

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Compendium of clinical and health indicators

Production of wide ranging comparative health outcome indicators using available routine data in the form of the Compendium of Clinical and Health Indicators.

Information provided by: National Centre for Health Outcomes Development (NCHOD) for the Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No (though some data is NHS access only)

Geographical areas covered: England / Region / SHAs / PCTs / LAs / City

Age group covered: All ages

Most recent date/year: Various Last updated: 2011

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Contraception and sexual health

Presents the results of the module of questions on contraception and sexual health included on the National Statistics Omnibus Survey. Contains statistics regarding contraceptive use among women aged under 50; women ‘at risk’ of pregnancy; sterilisations and vasectomies; sexual behaviour and condom use; and knowledge of sexually transmitted infections.

Information provided by: Office for National Statistics (ONS) and Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: National

Age group covered: Women aged 16-49; men aged 16-49

Most recent date/year: 2008/2009

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General household survey (GHS)

The General Household Survey (GHS) is a multi-purpose continuous survey which collects information from people living in private households in Great Britain. The survey started in 1971 and has been carried out almost continuously since then. The main aim of the survey is to collect data on a range of core topics, comprising: household and family information; housing tenure and household accommodation; consumer durables including vehicle ownership; employment; education; health and use of health services; smoking and drinking; family information including marriage, cohabitation and fertility; income; demographic information about household members including migration.

Information provided by: Office for National Statistics

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: Region / England / Great Britain

Age group covered: Households / Families

Most recent date/year: 2009

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Health poverty index (HPI)

The Health Poverty Index (HPI) is a web-based tool which allows groups, differentiated by geography and cultural identity, to be contrasted in terms of their 'health poverty' which is their present state of health and future health potential. The HPI tool provides a single visual summary of a large range of indicators which may provide some bearing on future health in an area. The indicators are presented under three main headings - root causes, intervening factors and situation of health - which are then sub-divided based on the geographical scale at which they tend to operate which are regional, local, individual.

Information provided by: The Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: Local Authority Districts / The Spearhead Group of Local Authorities / ONS subgroup/group/super group area

Age group covered: All ages

Most recent date/year: 2008 Last updated: 2006

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Health profiles

Health Profiles provide a snapshot of health for each local council in England using key health indicators, which enables comparison locally, regionally and over time. Indicators for maternity and child health include: Children in poverty; GCSE achievement; Smoking in pregnancy; Breast feeding initiation; Physically active children; Obese children; Children's tooth decay; Teenage pregnancy; Under-15s "not in good health" and Infant deaths.

See also the Child Health Profiles for data relating only to children.

Information provided by: Public Health Observatories from routine sources

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: All local authorities in England, except for the City of London and the Isles of Scilly

Age group covered: All ages

Most recent date/year: 2009/2010

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Health survey for England

The Health Survey for England is a series of annual surveys designed to measure health and health related behaviours in adults and children in England. It has a series of core elements that are included every year and special topics that are included in selected years.

Information provided by: Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: England

Age group covered: All Ages

Most recent date/year: 2009 Last updated: 2009

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Healthy schools profiles

The Healthy Schools Profiles for local areas include key current local data about children and young people’s health and wellbeing. The profiles allow you to see at a glance how your local area performs against key indicators for the outcomes. You can also compare the data with other (top level) local authorities and nationally.

Information provided by: Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat) - from routine sources

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: LA / England

Age group covered: children, school children, young people

Most recent date/year: Continually Updated

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Hospital episode statistics (HES)

The Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) Dataset includes data on hospital admissions in England broken down by reason for admission. HES also contains details of all NHS outpatient appointments in England.

Information provided by: Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: England / Government regions / SHAs / PCTs / Practices / Postcode

Age group covered: All ages

Most recent date/year: 2008/2009

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Ophthalmic services data

The objective of the General Ophthalmic Services (GOS) is to provide, through community opticians' practices, preventative and corrective eye care for children, people aged 60 and over, people on low incomes, and those suffering from or pre-disposed to eye disease. The statistics are derived from data provided by Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in England and Local Health Boards (LHBs) in Wales, which contract with ophthalmic practitioners to provide NHS sight tests and optical vouchers.

Information provided by: Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: PCTs / SHAs / England / Wales

Age group covered: Children (0-15 years) / Young People / Students (16-18 years)

Most recent date/year: 2011

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Sexual health balanced scorecard (2012)

This scorecard provides a snapshot of sexual health at local level. Interactive maps and charts enable comparisons to be made regionally and nationally across a range of indicators relating to teenage pregnancy, abortions, contraception, sexually transmitted infections and other relevant issues. The aim is to provide a key source of sexual health information for public health, commissioning and performance management colleagues at a local, regional and national level.

Information provided by: South West Public Health Observatory (SWPHO)

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: England / Regional / LAs / PCTs /

Age group covered:

Most recent date/year: Regularly updated

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Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England

A series of annual surveys designed to monitor smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15 years.

Information provided by: Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: England

Age group covered: Children / Young People (11 - 15 year olds)

Most recent date/year: 2009

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Social Care Workforce

The Personal Social Services staff of Social Services Departments return (SSDS001) was first collected in 1993 by the Department of Health (DH). Since 2004-05 the return has been the responsibility of The Information Centre for Health and Social Care. The aim of the SSDS001 is to collect detailed information on all staff, whether full or part-time, directly employed by social services departments.

Information provided by: Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: LA / England

Age group covered: Children / Families

Most recent date/year: 2009

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Social services expenditure

The Personal Social Services Expenditure return (PSSEX1) was first collected in 2000-01 by the Department of Health. Since 2004-05 this return has been the responsibility of the Information Centre for Health and Social Care. Data collected within the PSSEX1 has been used by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) to monitor the performance of Social Services across councils.

Information provided by: Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: LA / England

Age group covered: Children / Families

Most recent date/year: 2008/2009

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Workforce: NHS staff numbers

Statistics on the numbers of staff in the NHS covering the areas that they work in, age and sex breakdown, and regional breakdowns.

Information provided by: NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care

Account/password required: No

Geographical areas covered: England (Medical to SHA / Non-medical national)

Age group covered: Not applicable

Most recent date/year: 2010 Last updated: 2011

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