Service development tools and publications hub

Service development tools and publications hub

This hub page contains links to tools and publications that LPCs may find useful when trying to spot opportunities for the commissioning and development of new community pharmacy services. As well as being useful to help pinpoint opportunities, the tools and/or publications may be useful to use as evidence to support the commissioning of community pharmacy services.

Contracts Finder website
The Contracts Finder website lets you search for information about contracts worth over £10,000 with the government and its agencies. 

Alcohol

 NHS Digital – Health Survey 2015

Health Survey for England (HSE) – HSE is an annual survey which aims to monitor the health of the population. The survey highlights trends in health, estimates the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and estimates the occurrence of certain risk factors and combinations of risk factors related to these conditions.

Each year the Survey covers a range of health and care topics; for 2015 the Survey covered alcohol, obesity, smoking, and providing unpaid social care.

NHS Digital – Statistics on alcohol 

Statistics on Alcohol June 2016 covers topics such as drinking habits and behaviours among adults (aged 16 and over) and school children (aged 11 to 15); drinking-related ill health and mortality; affordability of alcohol; alcohol-related admissions to hospital; and alcohol-related costs.

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Health matters: harmful drinking and alcohol dependence 

PHE has also published Health Matters: Harmful drinking and alcohol dependence, which aims to make the case for investing in effective alcohol treatment.

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Public Health England – Healthier Lives: Diabetes, Hypertension, NHS Health Check and Alcohol & Drugs

PHE has an online tool – Healthier Lives that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG.

As well as information on prevalence and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, the website also includes for diabetes, figures on care processes, for example, the percentage of patients with diabetes who have had a flu vaccination and the percentage of people who have suffered with complications as a result of their diabetes. For hypertension further information such as risk and prevention figures, for example, healthy eating and obesity percentages can be obtained.

In the NHS Health Check section, risk factors can be searched, for example, by clicking on an area on the map it shows the number of adults who smoked in 2012 and a comparison table can then be viewed to see how the area is ranked against other areas

In the alcohol and drugs section, prevalence of alcohol related hospital admissions can be found as well as information on the proportion of people waiting for alcohol treatment and those that have successfully completed treatment.

Public Health England – Local Alcohol Profiles for England 

Public Health England (PHE) has published updated Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE) data update for March 2017.

The LAPE interactive tool presents a range of alcohol-related indicators and allows users to view and analyse data in a user-friendly format. The LAPE website also provides links to further supporting and relevant information to aid understanding of alcohol-related harm in a local population.

Antimicrobial resistance

Public Health England – Health matters: antimicrobial resistance

This document provides information on antimicrobial resistance, sets out effective methods to avoid unnecessary prescribing of antibiotics and provides advice for healthcare professionals.

Public Health England – Healthier Lives: Diabetes, Hypertension, NHS Health Check and Alcohol & Drugs

PHE has an online tool – Healthier Lives that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG.

As well as information on prevalence and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, the website also includes for diabetes, figures on care processes, for example, the percentage of patients with diabetes who have had a flu vaccination and the percentage of people who have suffered with complications as a result of their diabetes. For hypertension further information such as risk and prevention figures, for example, healthy eating and obesity percentages can be obtained.

In the NHS Health Check section, risk factors can be searched, for example, by clicking on an area on the map it shows the number of adults who smoked in 2012 and a comparison table can then be viewed to see how the area is ranked against other areas

In the alcohol and drugs section, prevalence of alcohol related hospital admissions can be found as well as information on the proportion of people waiting for alcohol treatment and those that have successfully completed treatment.

Asthma

Asthma UK

Asthma UK has an asthma improvement hub on their website. On this page there are a number of service improvement tools and best practice examples for improving adult and child care. There is also an option to click on a UK-wide report, as well as local data and reports on asthma care that allow the user to compare their area against others in the local region. 

Cancer

Cancer Research UK – Local Cancer Statistics tool

The Local Cancer Statistics tool can be used to understand and compare the latest cancer-related statistical information in a specific area across the UK including cancer incidence, survival, mortality, early diagnosis, screening and risk factors.

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Cancer services

This tool contains data on cancer services at GP and Clinical Commissioning Group level collated by the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service. The profiles are for commissioners and health professionals when assessing the impact of cancer on their local population and making decisions about services. They include data on cancer screening, Two Week Wait referrals, diagnostic services, emergency presentations and admissions.

Public Health England – Health matters: improving the prevention and diagnosis of bowel cancer

This resource for health professionals and local authorities focuses on how bowel cancer affects people so:

  • fewer people develop bowel cancer; and
  • more eligible people take part in screening.

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Public Health England & Macmillan UK – Local Cancer Intelligence tool

The Local Cancer Intelligence tool provides headline information on numbers, needs and experiences and includes prevalence, incidence, mortality, survival, patient experience and routes to and from diagnosis.

Cardiovascular

British Heart Foundation – Tailored blood pressure packs 

To improve the detection and management of high blood pressure (BP), GPs, nurses and pharmacists of the CVD Leadership Forum have worked with the British Heart Foundation and Public Health England’s National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network, Royal College of General Practitioners, Stroke Association, Blood Pressure UK and British and Irish Hypertension Society to create the Blood Pressure: How can we do better? resource.

This resource pulls together information from a number of sources to provide a summary of Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)-level blood pressure care across the nation and recommendations on how to improve care at CCG and practice level. 

National Cardiovascular Intelligence Network – Cardiovascular intelligence packs

For every CCG the cardiovascular intelligence packs give practice level data on prevention, detection and management across a range of cardiovascular conditions – high cardiovascular (CVD) risk and hypertension, stroke and atrial fibrillation, diabetes, kidney disease, coronary heart disease and heart failure.

Each condition has two components – benchmarked data and narrative. For key indicators, the data charts show the degree of variation but also identify the numbers of individuals in each CCG who are undiagnosed or inadequately treated.

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Healthier Lives: Diabetes, Hypertension, NHS Health Check and Alcohol & Drugs

PHE has an online tool – Healthier Lives that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG.

As well as information on prevalence and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, the website also includes for diabetes, figures on care processes, for example, the percentage of patients with diabetes who have had a flu vaccination and the percentage of people who have suffered with complications as a result of their diabetes. For hypertension further information such as risk and prevention figures, for example, healthy eating and obesity percentages can be obtained.

In the NHS Health Check section, risk factors can be searched, for example, by clicking on an area on the map it shows the number of adults who smoked in 2012 and a comparison table can then be viewed to see how the area is ranked against other areas

In the alcohol and drugs section, prevalence of alcohol related hospital admissions can be found as well as information on the proportion of people waiting for alcohol treatment and those that have successfully completed treatment.

Public Health England – Health matters: combating high blood pressure

This resource outlines how providers and commissioners can reduce the population average blood pressure through improved prevention, detection and management.

Public Health England – Hypertension

PHE hub with high blood pressure resources  for planning and delivering effective services and treatment 

Public Health England – NHS Health Check statistics tool

Public Health England – Local authority NHS Health Check map

Children and young people

National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network

PHE’s National Child and Maternal (ChiMat) Health Intelligence Network has interactive maps and charts for users to create customised views of the data, and links to further supporting and relevant products. 

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Child Health Profiles 

The Child Health Profiles 2017 presents a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority (LA) in England using key health indicators, which enable comparisons on a local, regional and national scale.

Dementia

Public Health England – Dementia 

PHE has published a dementia profile, providing access to local authority and CCG level data across the whole dementia care pathway.

Public Health England – Health matters: midlife approaches to reduce dementia risk

This resource provides information on approaches to reducing the prevalence and incidence of dementia.

Diabetes

NHS Digital – Clinical audits

NHS Digital (previously known as HSCIC) is commissioned to run clinical audits by a number of organisations including a national diabetes audit and a patient experience of diabetes services audit (pilot).

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Healthier Lives: Diabetes, Hypertension, NHS Health Check and Alcohol & Drugs

PHE has an online tool – Healthier Lives that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG.

As well as information on prevalence and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, the website also includes for diabetes, figures on care processes, for example, the percentage of patients with diabetes who have had a flu vaccination and the percentage of people who have suffered with complications as a result of their diabetes. For hypertension further information such as risk and prevention figures, for example, healthy eating and obesity percentages can be obtained.

In the NHS Health Check section, risk factors can be searched, for example, by clicking on an area on the map it shows the number of adults who smoked in 2012 and a comparison table can then be viewed to see how the area is ranked against other areas

In the alcohol and drugs section, prevalence of alcohol related hospital admissions can be found as well as information on the proportion of people waiting for alcohol treatment and those that have successfully completed treatment.

Health and wellbeing

NHS Digital – Statistics on the Health, Care and Wellbeing of Young People in England

Statistics on the Health, Care and Wellbeing of Young People in England June 2015 brings together a range of information, including use of hospital services, talking therapies, prescribing, immunisations and lifestyle trends. The report aims to provide a more joined-up picture of key areas of health and care among younger age groups. 

NHS Digital – Health Survey 2015

Health Survey for England (HSE) – HSE is an annual survey which aims to monitor the health of the population. The survey highlights trends in health, estimates the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and estimates the occurrence of certain risk factors and combinations of risk factors related to these conditions.

Each year the Survey covers a range of health and care topics; for 2015 the Survey covered alcohol, obesity, smoking, and providing unpaid social care.

Long-term conditions

NHS England – Long term conditions information dashboard

The dashboard supports commissioning of care for people with long term conditions (LTCs). The dashboard has been updated with data on number of people with multiple LTCs and the proportion of people with LTCs who smoke, emergency bed days for people over 85 and quality of life.

NHS England has also created a new Explorer view of the data in the LTC Dashboard. This allows two indicators to be compared across organisations (e.g. prevalence and outcomes) or different time periods for an indicator.

Medicines optimisation

NHS England – Commissioning for Value support packs

NHS England has a number of Commissioning for Value support packs available on their website.  One of the packs shows interested parties ‘where to look’ to find opportunities to improve outcomes and add value for the local population.

Another pack contains ‘pathways on a page’ provides more detail on a number of medical conditions, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, COPD and asthma. 

NHS England – Medicines optimisation dashboard

The medicines optimisation dashboard helps Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) focus on how well patients across the country are being supported to use their medicines, and it may also be a useful stimulus for them to consider community pharmacy’s role in this area.

The dashboard brings together data and aligns it to various themes including patient safety, mental health, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, diabetes, antibiotic prescribing and community pharmacy. 

Public Health England – Healthier Lives: Diabetes, Hypertension, NHS Health Check and Alcohol & Drugs

PHE has an online tool – Healthier Lives that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG.

As well as information on prevalence and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, the website also includes for diabetes, figures on care processes, for example, the percentage of patients with diabetes who have had a flu vaccination and the percentage of people who have suffered with complications as a result of their diabetes. For hypertension further information such as risk and prevention figures, for example, healthy eating and obesity percentages can be obtained.

In the NHS Health Check section, risk factors can be searched, for example, by clicking on an area on the map it shows the number of adults who smoked in 2012 and a comparison table can then be viewed to see how the area is ranked against other areas

In the alcohol and drugs section, prevalence of alcohol related hospital admissions can be found as well as information on the proportion of people waiting for alcohol treatment and those that have successfully completed treatment.

Obesity/weight management

House of Commons Library – Obesity statistics 2015

The House of Commons Library Briefing Paper Number 3336 Obesity Statistics June 2015 gives statistics on obesity for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with international comparisons. Breakdowns by age, gender, local authority and deprivation are given where possible, and data for both adult and child obesity is covered. In addition to statistics on the prevalence of obesity, this briefing gives statistics on prescriptions of drugs for obesity, trends in bariatric surgery, and the detrimental effect of obesity on health.

NHS Digital – Health Survey 2015

Health Survey for England (HSE) – HSE is an annual survey which aims to monitor the health of the population. The survey highlights trends in health, estimates the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and estimates the occurrence of certain risk factors and combinations of risk factors related to these conditions.

Each year the Survey covers a range of health and care topics; for 2015 the Survey covered alcohol, obesity, smoking, and providing unpaid social care.

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Data on child obesity and excess weight at small area level

These spreadsheets provide trend data on the prevalence of excess weight (overweight including obesity) from 2010/11 to 2014/15 and obesity from 2008/09 to 2014/15.

Public Health England – Health matters: getting every adult active every day

This resource for health professionals and local authorities focuses on the benefits of making more people physically active.

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Public Health England Obesity – Local authority (LA) adult excess weight data

Data is now available for prevalence of excess weight in adults aged 16 and over, at LA level. This data is an indicator in the Public Health Outcomes Framework Health Improvement domain. The new figures combine data from 2013, 2014 and 2015. The previous year’s figures combined three years of data from 2012, 2013 and 2014. There are also breakdowns of LA data by BMI category: underweight, healthy weight, overweight, obesity and excess weight.

Public Health England – Health matters: obesity and the food environment

This professional resource outlines how councils and partners can help small food businesses and schools create a healthier food environment and help children and families choose healthier food.

Public Health England – Physical Activity tool

This tool brings together data for the whole of England on physical activity, including walking and cycling, as well as data on related risk factors and conditions such as obesity and diabetes. The tool presents data at local level to help promote physical activity, develop understanding, and support benchmarking, commissioning and service improvement.

Public Health England – Weight Management Economic Assessment Tool

This tool is designed to help public health professionals make an economic assessment of existing or planned weight management interventions. Commissioners can use it to compare the costs of an intervention with potential cost savings.

Public health

Public Health England – Health matters

Health Matters is a resources designed to support commissioning and delivery of services across local areas. 

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Pharmacy & Public Health Forum

Health on the high street: rethinking the role of community pharmacy (October 2013) 

Public Health England – Wider Determinants of Health: March 2017

PHE has launched this tool to bring together local indicators and resources to improve population health and reduce health inequalities. The tool remains under development and the indicator domains and resources will be added to over the coming year.

Royal Society for Public Health

Reducing premature mortality: the role of community pharmacies (Royal Society for Public Health, February 2015)

Right Care

Right Care has an “opportunity locator” tool for the Atlas of Variation, its national map of clinical variation. The tool allows the user to select and view CCG and local authority maps for their own local population across a wide range of disease areas contained in the atlas.

Sexual health

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Hepatitis C

PHE hub which contains guidance, data and analysis on hepatitis C.

Public Health England – Health matters: increasing the uptake of HIV testing

This resource outlines how providers and commissioners can normalise HIV testing and reduce barriers to uptake.

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Public Health England – Sexual Health

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Profiles are presented as interactive maps, charts and tables that provide a snapshot of sexual and reproductive health across a range of topics including teenage pregnancy, contraception, HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs).

To accompany this tool, further data and advice can be found on PHE’s HIVSTIs, and teenage pregnancy hubscommissioning guidanceguide to local and national data and other useful links

Smoking

NHS Digital – Statistics on Smoking

Statistics on Smoking May 2016 presents a range of information on smoking which is drawn together from a variety of sources. The report aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking prevalence, habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs. 

NHS Digital – Health Survey 2015

Health Survey for England (HSE) – HSE is an annual survey which aims to monitor the health of the population. The survey highlights trends in health, estimates the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and estimates the occurrence of certain risk factors and combinations of risk factors related to these conditions.

Each year the Survey covers a range of health and care topics; for 2015 the Survey covered alcohol, obesity, smoking, and providing unpaid social care.

Public Health England – Health matters: smoking and quitting in England

This resource provides information on the prevalence of smoking and evidence for what we know works to promote cessation at local and national level.

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Public Health England – Tobacco Control Profiles

The Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England provides a snapshot of the extent of tobacco use, tobacco related harm, and measures being taken to reduce this harm at a local level. These profiles have been designed to help local government and health services to assess the effect of tobacco use on their local populations. 

Substance misuse

Office for National Statistics – Drug misuse deaths by local authority

This tool shows the mortality rates for deaths related to drug misuse.  

Public Health Data and Analysis Tools

An alphabetical listing of public health data and analysis tools from across PHE.

Public Health England – Health matters: preventing drug misuse deaths

This resource outlines how providers and commissioners can prevent deaths from drug abuse.

Public Health England – Healthier Lives: Diabetes, Hypertension, NHS Health Check and Alcohol & Drugs

PHE has an online tool – Healthier Lives that allows the user to select an area on a map of England to view the prevalence and treatment of diabetes or hypertension, prevalence of drug or alcohol abuse, and the provision of NHS Health Checks. This information can be mapped by LA or CCG and can be compared in a table against other LAs or CCGs. A search function for individual GP practices is also available to show how they compare to other practices in their CCG.

As well as information on prevalence and treatment for diabetes and hypertension, the website also includes for diabetes, figures on care processes, for example, the percentage of patients with diabetes who have had a flu vaccination and the percentage of people who have suffered with complications as a result of their diabetes. For hypertension further information such as risk and prevention figures, for example, healthy eating and obesity percentages can be obtained.

In the NHS Health Check section, risk factors can be searched, for example, by clicking on an area on the map it shows the number of adults who smoked in 2012 and a comparison table can then be viewed to see how the area is ranked against other areas

In the alcohol and drugs section, prevalence of alcohol related hospital admissions can be found as well as information on the proportion of people waiting for alcohol treatment and those that have successfully completed treatment.

Public Health England – Health Profiles

PHE has Health Profiles available to view on their website.

Health Profiles are a snapshot of health and wellbeing across each LA in England as portrayed by a range of indicators such as child poverty, smoking rates, obesity levels, hospital stays and early mortality rates.

The profiles are intended to stimulate discussion between local government and health service providers by highlighting local needs and providing comparisons with other areas as well as with the national average. They will consequently be of particular interest to LPC members considering service development opportunities in their area.

Tuberculosis

Public Health England – Health matters: reducing the burden of tuberculosis

This resource provides information on the incidence of tuberculosis in England and calls to action for health professionals and local authorities.



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