Weekly Information Bulletin

Weekly Information Bulletin

This page details weekly new public health information and data releases which may be of interest.

Week Commencing  28 May 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

The world’s first sugar reduction programme: Data challenges

Public Health Matters blog   Source: PHE

Low fat or low carbohydrate diets seem just as effective for weight loss

Overweight to obese adults who followed a low fat or low carbohydrate diet for 12 months both lost around 5 or 6kg in body weight. It made no difference whether they had a gene-type indicating that they break down fats or carbohydrates better.    Source: NIHR Signals

Women-only drug treatment services: their time has come

A look at the findings of a recent qualitative study that asks: Do women with complex alcohol and other drug use histories want women-only residential treatment?   Source: The Mental Elf

 Supporting mental health in schools and colleges: pen portraits of provision

An addition to the DfE’s documents in the series, this report presents pen portraits of mental health provision based on case study research in 36 schools, colleges and other educational institutions across England.  The research aimed to gather detailed qualitative case studies of mental health provision that would illustrate achievable practice that can happen in schools, colleges and other educational institutions.   Source: Department for Education

Support after Suicide – Key to Suicide Prevention

Public Health Matters blog    Source: PHE

People maintain increases in physical activity three years after receiving pedometers

Middle-aged to older adults given pedometers and a walking programme as part of two NIHR trials continued to be active three years later. In one trial they were walking around 650 extra steps a day. In both trials, they spent about 30 minutes per week extra in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity compared to controls.  Source: NIHR Signals

Using data in the NHS: the implications of the opt-out and GDPR

This report explores the use of data in the NHS, the systems in place for protecting data and what GDPR and the opt-out might mean for the future. Source: The King’s Fund

Emergency hospital admissions in England: which may be avoidable and how?

This report looks at trends in emergency admissions over the past decade. It finds that one in three patients admitted to hospital in England as an emergency in 2015-16 had five or more health conditions. This is up from one in ten admitted patients having five or more conditions in 2006-7. It calculates the financial implications for the NHS in England and finds that the cost of emergency admissions in 2016-17 was £17 billion, up £5.5 billion in ten years.

Source: Health Foundation

 

GOV.UK

1.Journey times to key services by lower super output area (JTS05)

 

2.     Journey time statistics: 2016

 

Sport England

New £40m fund to get families active  https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2018/may/23/childhood-inactivity-targeted-by-new-40-million-families-fund/

More than 15,000 families, across 22 projects around the country, could benefit from first allocation of funding

 

NOMIS

Gross Disposable Household Income: New 2016 and revised 1997 to 2015 estimates released (24/05/2018)

Sub National Population Projections: 2016-based data released (24/05/2018)

 

GOV.UK

  1. Quarterly hospital activity data for Q4 2018/19
    • 25 May 2018
    • NHS England
    • Official Statistics

 

2.     Journey times to key services (JTS01)

3.     Number of key services by journey time (JTS03)

4.     Journey times to key services by local authority (JTS04)

5.     User access to key services by journey time (JTS02)

6.     Entries for GCSE, AS and A level: summer 2018 exam series

    • 24 May 2018
    • Ofqual
    • Official Statistics

7.     Level 2 and 3 attainment by young people aged 19 in 2017

8.     Statements of SEN and EHC plans: England, 2018

9.     Immigration statistics, year ending March 2018: data tables

    • 24 May 2018
    • Home Office
    • National Statistics

 

BBC

 

Week Commencing  21 May 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Regular exercise may help keep your arteries ‘young’

The UK media reported on the study looking at the relationship between exercise history and the health of their main arteries. Source: Behind the Headlines

Supporting sexual health commissioning: analysing and planning

The second in a series of three blogs exploring each stage of the sexual health commissioning cycle. It focuses on the first two stages of the cycle: analysing and planning.  Source: PHE: Public health matters

The hardest hit: Addressing the crisis in alcohol treatment services

The report highlights how severe funding cuts, rapid re-tendering cycles, loss of qualified staff and lack of political support are impacting on some of the most vulnerable people in society.  Source: Alcohol Concern

Promoting health and preventing premature mortality in black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups

This guideline aims to support public authorities in considering their equality duty when designing, planning and delivering services. It draws attention to some of the specific areas of inequality for people from black, Asian and other minority ethnic groups, such as increased health risks, poor access to and experience of services, and worse health outcomes.  Source: NICE

Health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women (LBWSW)

Evidence of inequalities in the health and wellbeing of lesbian and bisexual women and opportunities for improvement.   Source: PHE

Measuring wellbeing inequality: working paper on the selection of a headline indicator

This working paper presents research commissioned by the Office for National Statistics

(ONS) and carried out by the New Economics Foundation (NEF) in collaboration with

the What Works Centre for Well-being. NEF was tasked with exploring the strengths and weaknesses of different measures of wellbeing inequality and to make a recommendation of a measure which could be reported by the ONS alongside mean wellbeing.  Source: New Economics Foundation

Preventing mental health problems: what can we do?

Exploring a new review looking at preventive strategies for mental health problems, published in The Lancet Psychiatry.  Source: The Mental Elf

Suicide prevention and reduction

In 18/19, local communities that are worst affected by suicide are being given additional funding to develop suicide prevention and reduction schemes. The funding, which has been allocated to eight Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs) this year with a high level of need, will help to ensure people know high quality confidential help is available within their community. Details on plans from each STP are outlined. Source: NHS England

Dementia – the true cost: fixing the care crisis

An investigation by the Alzheimer’s Society has discovered tens of thousands of people with dementia each year are being admitted to Accident and Emergency because inadequate social care is leaving them unprotected from falls and infections. The report revealed a sharp rise in emergency admissions over the last five years – up 70% since 2012 – with more than 50,000 avoidable emergency admissions of over-65s with dementia in the last year alone.      The report outlines urgent areas for the government to address.  Source: Alzheimer’s Society

Public Health Consequences of E-Cigarettes

Reviews and critically assesses the state of the emerging evidence about e-cigarettes and health. This report makes recommendations for the improvement of this research and highlights gaps that are a priority for future research.  Source: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine: Washington DC

 

The King’s Fund

Statistics and data

 

 

NOMIS

DWP Consultation  21/05/2018   http://www.nomisweb.co.uk/articles/1101.aspx

 

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG

Let’s talk about stress  https://www.cambridgeshireandpeterboroughccg.nhs.uk/news-and-events/latest-news/lets-talk-about-stress/

 

GOV.UK

1.Deaths registered in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 11 May 2018

  • 22 May 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

2Deaths registered by area in England and Wales, monthly provisional: April 2018

  • 22 May 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

 

 

3.     Recorded Dementia Diagnoses April 2018

    • 18 May 2018
    • NHS Digital
    • Official Statistics

4.     Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2017

5.     Unregistered schools management information

    • 15 May 2018
    • Ofsted
    • Statistical data set

6.     Patients Registered at a GP Practice May 2018

    • 15 May 2018
    • NHS Digital
    • Official Statistics

ONS

  • Personal well-being in the UK: January to December 2017

 

BBC

  • 17 May 2018 (confirmed)      

 

Week Commencing  7 May 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

A school-based obesity prevention programme was ineffective

A school-based healthy lifestyle programme delivered to 6-7-year-old children and their parents made no difference to children’s weight, diet or activity levels. Around 1 in 4 remained overweight or obese.

The NIHR-funded year-long programme was delivered in 54 primary schools in one region of England. Teachers were trained to provide an additional 30 minutes of physical activity a day and deliver cookery workshops with parents each term. It also included activities with a local football club, Aston Villa.

Children in schools that took part were no less likely to be overweight or obese after 15 or 30 months, and their diet and exercise levels did not improve. Less than one in six schools managed to deliver the activity sessions as planned.

The results are similar to another recent trial of a lifestyle programme delivered to 9-10-year-olds. Both suggest that changes to reverse the tide of childhood obesity will have to take place in wider society, not just in schools, to have the desired effect.  Source: NIHR Signals

Alcohol And Mental Health: Policy And Practice In England

This report highlights that people who have difficulties with alcohol and mental health are still not getting the help and support they need. It is based on a survey and seminar session held with professionals working in mental health and/or alcohol services across the country. It finds that co-morbidity is a barrier to treatment, and support for people with co-occurring alcohol and mental health problems is too often poor and fragmented.  Source: Centre for Mental Health/King’s Fund

The Hardest Hit: Addressing The Crisis In Alcohol Treatment Services

This report, launched at the All Party Parliamentary Group on Alcohol Harm, highlights how severe funding cuts, rapid re-tendering cycles, loss of qualified staff and lack of political support are impacting on some of the most vulnerable people in society.  Source: Alcohol Concern/King’s Fund

Regular exercise may help lower your risk of depression

“Exercising and keeping active can slash the risk of depression by a third, research claims,” The Sun reports.  Source: Behind the Headlines

Creative And Cultural Activities And Wellbeing In Later Life

This report outlines the importance for us all of participating in creative and cultural activities to maintain our wellbeing and feel good as we get older. The research identifies the key factors that enable participation and enjoyment of cultural activities and those which present barriers to participation.  Source: Age UK/King’s Fund

Avoidable Mortality in the UK: 2016
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2018.
In 2016, approximately 24% of all deaths in the UK were considered avoidable (141,101 deaths out of 597,206). In 2016, deaths from cancers and other non-cancerous tissue growths continued to be the leading cause of avoidable deaths in the UK. Amenable mortality in the UK has significantly increased since 2014 with 123.2 amenable deaths per 100,000 persons in 2016. Among children and young people (aged 0 to 19 years) 34% of all deaths in the UK were considered avoidable in 2016.
Freely available online  Sport England

OpenActive Accelerator launched  1/5/18  https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2018/may/01/openactive-accelerator-selects-startups-to-revolutionise-sports-listings/

Ten startups will spend the next six months developing new ways for people to get physically active

 

GOV.uk

  1. Wider Determinants of Health: May 2018 update
    • 1 May 2018
    • PHE
    • Official Statistics

 

2.     Statistics on Alcohol, England 2018

    • 1 May 2018
    • NHS Digital
    • National Statistics

3.     Health Profiles: May 2018 data update

4.     Adult drinking habits in Great Britain: 2017

    • 1 May 2018
    • ONS
    • National StatisticsKings Fund
    • Statistics and data

 

BBC

Improved mental health care funding for new mums   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-44007342

UK parks boost quality of life by £34bn  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44027753

David Goodall: Scientist, 104, begins trip to end his life http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43957874

Obesity and BMI: ‘If I wasn’t this size I wouldn’t have a job’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-43974878

 

Week Commencing  23 April 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

 School-based mental health services: a good idea?  Source: The Mental Elf

Moderate and heavy alcohol consumption: what impact on later life brain and cognition?

Source: The Mental Elf

 Our invisible addicts

An updated Royal College of Psychiatrists reports highlights that there is rising alcohol consumption in older adults, despite an overall fall across all age groups nationally in recent years.

Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists

Alcohol Risk Environments, Vulnerability, and Social Inequalities in Alcohol Consumption

Scottish research indicates that there is a stronger association between alcohol premises density and alcohol-related harm among people on the lowest incomes. Source: Annals of the American Association of Geographers

Tobacco Atlas

The American Cancer Society has produced a Tobacco Atlas providing a global perspective on tobacco control. The project consolidates proven strategies and interventions for reducing smoking.

Source: The American Cancer Society

Most UK women ‘not nutritionally prepared for pregnancy’ finds review

“British women are woefully unprepared for pregnancy because they’re living unhealthy lifestyles, new research has found,” reports the Metro. The coverage follows the publication of a series of reviews assessing the importance of nutrition prior to getting pregnant.  Source: Behind the Headlines

UK working lives: in search of job quality

This survey examines seven key dimensions of job quality and focuses on policy and practice actions that aim to improve working lives.  The report includes top tips on how to improve mental health and wellbeing in the workplace.  Source: NHS Employers

Healthy Housebuilding

The design of a home and its community is a key contributer to the health and wellbeing of the people who live there. This briefing note summarises the key issues in housebuilding that impact on health and includes policy recommendations.   Source: UK Green Building Council (UK GBC)/King’s Fund

 

NOMIS

Reducing air pollution in the UK: progress report 2018

This progress report is an update on the Royal College of Physicians’ report Every breath we take. Two years on, the update lays out the latest air pollution crisis facts, the government response so far, and the action needed to tackle the problem. Report

 

BBC

£6m pledge for children of alcoholics  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43861391

Sugar tax: Will paying more for fizzy drinks and alcohol make us healthier?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43414777

NUS: ‘Working-class students face poverty’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43857750

 

Week Commencing  16 April 2018

Prostate Cancer: Britain’s Growing Problem

This report finds that four in ten prostate cancer cases are diagnosed late and warns that action is needed to avert a potential prostate cancer crisis by 2030.  It also brings together commentary and thought-leadership from some of the UK’s leading experts in the field to set out the key issues.

Source: Orchid/King’s Fund

Deaths related to volatile substances and helium in Great Britain: 2001 to 2016 registrations
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2018.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationandcommunity/birthsdeathsandmarriages/deaths/articles/deathsrelatedtovolatilesubstancesandheliumingreatbritain/2001to2016registrations
In 2016 there were 64 deaths related to volatile substances registered – over 80% of these registrations were males. Volatile substances include, but are not limited to: fuel gases, aerosol propellants, some types of industrial glues, nitrous oxide, alkyl nitrites (known as “poppers), and some anaesthetics.
Freely available online

Life on Debt Row

The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) has published a new report examining the effect of debt on health and wellbeing
The report includes a league table of credit types according to their impact on people’s mental health. Credit unions proved to have the least serious impact on mental wellbeing, while payday loans and unauthorised overdrafts proved to have the worst effect on mental wellbeing.

Source: The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet – England, 2018 [National Statistic].
NHS Digital; 2018.
https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30258
This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources. The topics covered include: Obesity related hospital admissions. Prescription items for the treatment of obesity. Adult obesity prevalence. Childhood obesity prevalence. Physical activity levels among adults and children. Diet among adults and children, including trends in purchases, and consumption of food and drink and energy intake.
Freely available online

 NIHR Signal: Hospital admission rates and costs increase in line with BMI.
NIHR Dissemination Centre; 2018.
https://discover.dc.nihr.ac.uk/portal/article?id=SIG-5000575
[In England, £662 million of the annual hospital admission costs in 2013 could be attributed to overweight or obesity in women aged 55-79. This large study, partly funded by the NIHR, looked at over one million women participating in the NHS breast cancer screening programme. Five-year data on hospital admissions, diagnoses and costs were extrapolated to all women in this age group in England.]
Freely available online

Service Specification: Integrated Substance Misuse Treatment Service Prisons In England

This service specification describes a fully recovery orientated, integrated prison substance misuse treatment service, which covers traditional drugs of abuse, psychoactive substances, illicit abuse of prescribed and over the counter drugs and alcohol.

Source: NHS England/King’s Fund

Invisible No Longer: Women And HIV

This is the report of a one-year study aiming to explore the needs and experiences of women affected by HIV. The project was co-produced with women living with and affected by HIV and draws on their experiences to understand what HIV means for women in the UK. It looked at existing evidence and generated new data to provide an overview of the situation for women in the UK living with or vulnerable to acquiring HIV.

Source: Terrence Higgins Trust/King’s Fund

Conceptions in England and Wales: 2016
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2018.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/conceptionsinenglandandwales2016
The under-18 conception rate in 2016 was 18.9 conceptions per thousand women aged 15 to 17; this is the lowest rate recorded since comparable statistics were first produced in 1969 and a decrease of 11% since 2015. The estimated number of conceptions to women aged under 16 decreased by 19% between 2015 and 2016. In 2016 there were an estimated 862,785 conceptions to women of all ages, compared with 876,934 in 2015, a decrease of 1.6%.
Freely available online

 King’s Fund

Statistics and Data

NHS Digital

Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults, England – December 2017, Experimental Statistics

Experimental

Published: 10 April 2018 – This is a monthly report on publicly funded community services for children, young people and adults using data from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) reported in England for December 2017.

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final January, Provisional February 2018

Experimental

Published 12 April 2018 – This publication provides the most timely statistics available relating to NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. These statistics are derived from submissions made using version 2.0 of the Mental Health Services Dataset (MHSDS).

Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators – England, by provider for February 2018

Experimental

Published 12 April 2018 – This report, generated from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) A&E data, sets out data coverage, data quality and performance information for five A&E indicators.

 

GOV.UK

 

2.     Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final Jan, provisional Feb 2018

    • 12 April 2018
    • NHS Digital
    • Official Statistics

3.     Monthly hospital activity data for February 2018

    • 12 April 2018
    • NHS England
    • Official Statistics

4.     Waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients for February 2018

    • 12 April 2018
    • NHS England
    • Official Statistics

5.    Diagnostics waiting times and activity for February 2018

Week Commencing 9 April 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Broccoli and sprouts linked to healthier arteries for older women

“Research has shown eating broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and brussels sprouts to be particularly beneficial for the hearts of elderly women,” The Guardian reports.

Source: Behind the Headlines

Drug Misuse Prevention

This quality standard covers the prevention or delay of harmful use of drugs by children, young people and adults most likely to start using drugs, or already experimenting or using drugs occasionally. It sets out what high-quality care should look like and describes priority areas for improvement.

Source: NICE/King’s Fund

 

ONS

 

Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults December 2017

    • 10 April 2018
    • NHS Digital
    • Official Statistics

 Deaths registered in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 30 Mar 2018

    • 10 April 2018
    • ONS
    • National Statistics

 Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet, England 2018

 

 

Kings Fund

Statistics and data

 

BBC

 Soft drink sugar tax starts, but will it work?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43659124

Sugar tax: There’s more to come in the war on obesity  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43662493

How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43113760

Schools ‘to drop gathering nationality data’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43698074

 

Week Commencing 2 April 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Physical Activity And The Environment

This updated guidance aims to help people be more active through improvements to the built environment and public transport and better access to the countryside. It calls on local councils to encourage people to be more physically active by improving routes for pedestrians, cyclists and other users.

Source: NICE

International Comparisons Of Health And Wellbeing In Early Childhood

This report presents data on health and wellbeing for early childhood in the UK and 14 comparable countries, recognising the particular influence that a child’s development in this period can have on his or her future health and quality of life. It considers the benefits and challenges of comparing child health indicators between countries, to inform local and national policy and practice that improves the health of children and families in this country.

Source: Nuffield Trust 

Integrating Mental Health And Social Care: Does It Work In Practice?

This briefing looks at the integration of mental health and social care, the benefits behind this and the challenges faced on the ground. It argues that the current pressures on both the health and care systems can conceal the day-to-day challenges of living with mental health problems, the distress of families and friends, and the struggle to stay well in their community.

This briefing is free to download but requires free registration.

Source: Centre for Mental Health

NHS teams up with councils to improve ‘housing health’ with home MOTs, stair lifts, falls helplines and quick grants

The NHS is teaming up with councils to improve health through better housing through home MOTs, quick homes grants, falls help lines, stair lifts and heating systems among others.

Source: King’s Fund and National Housing Federation

Mentally Healthy Schools.
A free and easy-to-use website for primary schools from Heads Together, offering teachers, school leaders and school staff across the UK reliable and practical resources to help them support the mental health of their pupils.
Freely available online

Research on severe  mental illness

Severe mental illness (SMI) affects somewhere between one in one hundred and one in two hundred adults. People with severe mental illness, like schizophrenia, psychosis or bipolar disorder, often experience poorer health and, as a result, die sooner than others. Psychotic illnesses can have a profound effect on people and their families, and appropriate and effective interventions are needed.

Forward Thinking provides an overview of recent published research, funded by the NIHR, on support for people living with SMI. These studies address particular uncertainties and evidence gaps identified by those working in and using these services. It also highlights research currently taking place to inform the support and care of people with severe mental illness.

Source: NIHR

Likelihood of smoking four times higher in England’s most deprived areas than least deprived
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2018.
https://visual.ons.gov.uk/what-affects-likelihood-of-smoking/
A person’s likelihood of smoking increased in line with the level of deprivation in their neighbourhood in 2016. Someone was also more likely to smoke if they reported having no qualifications, receiving benefits, doing a routine or manual job or living in rented housing.
Freely available online

Infographic: transport and health

Source: The Health Foundation

BBC

Grindr defends HIV-related data sharing  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43624328

‘One-stop shops’ set to speed up cancer diagnosis http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43572819

How Amsterdam is reducing child obesity  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43113760

Is social media to thank for low teen pregnancy rates? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43506784

NHS Digital

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final December 2017, Provisional January 2018

Experimental

Published 20 March 2018 – This publication provides the most timely statistics available relating to NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. These statistics are derived from submissions made using version 2.0 of the Mental Health Services Dataset (MHSDS).

Maternity Services Monthly Statistics, England – November and December 2017, Experimental statistics

Experimental

Published: 29 March 2018 – These reports on NHS-funded maternity services in England for November and December 2017 use data submitted to the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS). The MSDS has been developed to help achieve better outcomes of care for mothers, babies and children.

Statistics on Obesity, Physical Activity and Diet – England, 2018

Published: 04 April 2018 – This statistical report presents information on obesity, physical activity and diet, drawn together from a variety of sources.

Sport England

Our new Active Lives Adult Survey figures give a snapshot of the nation’s activity habits  https://www.sportengland.org/news-and-features/news/2018/march/22/figures-show-nations-activity-levels/

22 March 2018

GOV.UK

 Physical activity data tool: April 2018 update

  4 April 2018

      • PHE
      • Official Statistics

Liver disease profiles: April 2018 update

  • 4 April 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Dementia Assessment and Referral January 2018

  • 4 April 2018
  • NHS England
  • Official Statistics

 

 

FE data library: other statistics and research

  • 29 March 2018
  • DfE and ESFA
  • Statistical data set

 

Apprenticeship and levy statistics: March 2018

  • 29 March 2018
  • DfE
  • Official Statistics

 

ONS

Deaths registered in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 16 March 2018   27 March 2018 (confirmed)

 Conceptions in England and Wales: 2016   27 March 2018 (confirmed)

 Quarterly conceptions to women aged under 18 years, England and Wales: October to December 2016   27 March 2018 (confirmed)

 Deaths registered by area in England and Wales, monthly provisional: February 2018   27 March 2018 (confirmed)

 Children’s well-being and social relationships, UK: 2018   26 March 2018 (confirmed)

 Revised population estimates for England and Wales: mid-2012 to mid-2016   22 March 2018 (confirmed)

Electoral statistics for UK: 2017   22 March 2018 (confirmed)

National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network – update

The Child Health Profiles interactive tool which presents data across 32 key health indicators of child health and wellbeing has been updated. The profiles provide an overview of child health and wellbeing for each local authority and CCG in England and are designed to help local organisations understand the health needs of their community. A new report about creating national indicators for child development outcomes looks at how data that health visitors collect from their use of the ASQ-3 as part of the Healthy Child Programme development review might be used to create indicators at a national level as part of the Public Health Outcomes Framework. A blog summarises the opportunities for such indicators to inform the planning of early years services. Subscribe to the fortnightly child and maternal health & wellbeing knowledge update here. 

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

Week Commencing 19 March 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Geographic patterns of cancer survival in England: Adults diagnosed 2011 to 2015 and followed up to 2016
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2018.
These figures show that the highest 1-year and 5-year survival estimates in England, for 14 commonly diagnosed cancer sites, were in prostate cancer for men and in breast cancer for women diagnosed between 2011 and 2015. The largest increase to the annual change in 5-year net survival (measured over eight years) among Cancer Alliances for men was for myeloma cancer in Thames Valley (3.5% per year) and for women was for kidney cancer in Kent and Medway (3.4% per year).
Freely available online

Flagship NHS Type 2 Diabetes Prevention Programme exceeds expectations as patients shed the weight of 15 double cheese burgers

More than half of overweight patients who routinely attended sessions on the NHS Type 2 diabetes prevention programme achieved an average weight loss equivalent to nearly 15 double cheese burgers, new data has revealed.  Source: NHS England

Alcohol and drug misuse treatment core dataset collection guidance
Public Health England (PHE), have published core dataset resources to support alcohol and drug treatment services and system suppliers to collect data for the national drug treatment monitoring system (NDTMS).  Source: UK Health Forum

‘Weak’ evidence linking e-cigarette use with future smoking

“Children who tried e-cigarettes are 12 times more likely to start smoking tobacco,” is the hard-hitting headline from the Mail Online. But the link is not as robust or clear-cut as this would have you believe.

Source: Behind the Headlines

Women who stay fit in middle age ‘have lower dementia risk’

“Women who stay fit in middle age are 88 per cent less likely to develop dementia, a study shows,” reports The Sun.  Source: Behind the Headlines

Public Health Perceptions Survey
In November 2017 the Local Government Association (LGA), conducted a survey of lead members of public health in England to capture the thoughts of local leaders on public health delivered by their local authority covering their perceptions of public health since transition from the NHS to local government, the priorities councils have set themselves and their ambitions for the future.

Source: UK Health Forum

GOV.UK

 Children living with parents in emotional distress: 2010 to 2016

  16 March 2018

      • PHE
      • Official Statistics

NDNS: results from years 7 and 8 (combined)

  • 16 March 2018
  • FSA and PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

Prison population figures: 2018

  • 16 March 2018
  • MOJ, HMPS and HMPPS
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Pre-release access to DWP statistics

  • 15 March 2018
  • DWP
  • Official Statistics

 

A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2016 to 2017 (revised)

  • 15 March 2018
  • DfE
  • National Statistics

 

 

Childhood mortality in England and Wales: 2016

  • 14 March 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

 

ONS

 

14 March 2018 (confirmed)

 

 

14 March 2018 (confirmed)

 

The King’s Fund

Statistics and data

 

Are we listening? A review of children and young people’s mental health services

This report describes the findings of the Care Quality Commission’s independent review of the services that support children and young people’s mental health. Report

Our invisible addicts

This report highlights the need for clinical services to focus more on the needs of older people as growing numbers of baby-boomers seek help for substance misuse. It makes a series of recommendations including the need to enhance training at all levels – such as training more addictions psychiatrists and old age psychiatrists to manage the specific needs to older substance misusers. Report

Improving air quality

This report presents the results of a four-way inquiry from the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Environmental Audit, Health and Social Care, and Transport Committees. It concludes that air pollution is a national health emergency resulting in an estimated 40,000 early deaths each year, that costs the UK £20 billion annually. Recommendations include the introduction of a new Clean Air Act.  Report

NHS Digital

Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults, England – November 2017, Experimental Statistics

Experimental

Published: 13 March 2018 – This is a monthly report on publicly funded community services for children, young people and adults using data from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) reported in England for November 2017.

Recorded Dementia Diagnoses, February 2018

Published: 16 March 2018 Recorded dementia diagnoses, February 2018. We collect and publish data about people with dementia at each GP practice, so that the NHS (GPs and commissioners) can make informed choices about how to plan their services around their patients needs. This publication includes the rate of dementia diagnosis. As not everyone with dementia has a formal diagnosis, this statistic compares the number of people thought to have dementia with the number of people diagnosed with dementia, aged 65 and over.

BBC

NHS accused of fuelling rise in opioid addiction  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43304375

MPs warn of ‘poisonous air’ emergency costing £20bn a year  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43405684

Week Commencing 12 March2018

CURRENT AWARENESS

Adding extra years to life and extra life to those years: local government guide to healthy ageing

The population is ageing. Over the last 10 years the number of people aged over 65 in England increased by a fifth – that’s nearly 1.7 million extra older people. But while the greater longevity is to be welcomed, far too many of those later years are being spent in poor health. That is bad for the individual and bad for the state. The longer a person spends in poor health the more health and care they need, so tackling it is a priority for local government aiming to reduce the impact of long-term conditions, turn the tide and make sure that those in old age are able to maintain their health, wellbeing and independence for as long as possible.

Source: LGA

Are We Listening? A Review Of Children And Young People’s Mental Health Services

This report argues that too many children and young people find themselves at ‘crisis point’ before accessing mental health services because health care, education and other public services are not working together as effectively as they could to protect and support their best interests. It calls for leadership from the Department of Health and Social Care on ensuring greater collaboration across government in order to prioritise the mental health needs of children and young people in England.

Source: CQC/King’s Fund

5 ways businesses can help employees eat well and move more

Source: PHE

Our Invisible Addicts

This report highlights the need for clinical services to focus more on the needs of older people as growing numbers of baby-boomers seek help for substance misuse. It makes a series of recommendations including the need to enhance training at all levels – such as training more addictions psychiatrists and old age psychiatrists to manage the specific needs to older substance misusers

Source: Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCPsych)/King’s Fund

NHS Digital

Statistics on Women’s Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England – Quarter 3, 2017-18

Published: 08 March 2018 – Statistics on Women’s Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England

Maternity Services Monthly Statistics, England – October 2017, Experimental statistics

Experimental

Published: 7 March 2018 – This is a report on NHS-funded maternity services in England for October 2017, using data submitted to the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS). The MSDS has been developed to help achieve better outcomes of care for mothers, babies and children.

Data on written complaints in the NHS, 2017-18 Quarter 3, Experimental

Published: 07 March 2017 – This quarterly collection is a count of written complaints made by (or on behalf of) patients.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – October 2017 to December 2017, Experimental Statistics Report

Experimental

Published: 06 March 2018 – This publication covers Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) between October and December 2017

NHS England

Dementia Assessment and Referral Data Collection – Q3 2017-18  https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/2018/03/07/dementia-assessment-and-referral-data-collection-q3-2017-18/

The December 2017 and Quarter 3 2017-18 data for the Dementia Assessment and Referral data collection in England by NHS England were released on 7th March 2018 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.

GOV.UK

 Mid-Year Population Estimates, settlements and localities – Mid-2015

  12 March 2018

      • National Records of Scotland
      • National Statistics

 

Further education and skills inspections and outcomes: management information from December 2015

  12 March 2018

 

Youth custody data

  • 9 March 2018
  • MOJ and YJB
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Statistics on Women’s Smoking Status at Time of Delivery: England Quarter 3, October 2017 to December 2017

  • 8 March 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Vocational qualifications dataset

  • 8 March 2018
  • Ofqual
  • Statistical data set

 

 

Vocational and other qualifications quarterly: October to December 2017

  • 8 March 2018
  • Ofqual
  • National Statistics

 

ONS

  Working and workless households in the UK: October to December 2017   7 March 2018 (confirmed)

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

 Community-centred approaches resource list

Policy

Data

Tools

Week Commencing 5 March2018

Current Awareness

Tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors: emerging lessons from practice

  • Previous research by The King’s Fund has shown that unhealthy behaviours cluster in the population. Around seven in ten adults do not follow guidelines on tobacco use, alcohol consumption, healthy diet or physical activity, yet most behaviour change services address these behaviours separately, not reflecting the reality of people’s lives.
  • This report shares learning and insight from services that are using innovative ways to address the problem of multiple unhealthy risk factors in their populations. It draws on interviews and information from eight case studies in local authorities and the NHS and updates the evidence base on tackling multiple unhealthy risk factors.
  • Most services included in the report are local authority led and are integrated health and wellbeing services. These provide behavioural advice and support to people across a range of different behaviours, including smoking, weight management and physical activity.
  • The NHS is also addressing multiple unhealthy behaviours. We set out learning from two hospitals supporting individuals with multiple risk factors.
  • The evidence for these behaviour change services to draw on, in the context of multiple unhealthy risk factors, remains limited. These services are in a position to develop the evidence base on how best to address multiple unhealthy behaviours.
  • The report makes recommendations on how services can develop and share evidence, and for how the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England can support further innovation in such services

 

Source: King’s Fund

Improving Care For People With Diabetes And A Learning Disability

This set of resources and tools aims to support providers and services improve care for people with diabetes and a learning disability. The resources focus on improving the diagnosis of diabetes and learning disabilities, making reasonable adjustments to services and communicating with people with learning disabilities.

Source: Diabetes UK/King’s Fund

Diet and exercise programmes can prevent diabetes in high-risk individuals

Lifestyle changes can reduce the risk of diabetes by about 40% and overall prevents about four high-risk individuals in 100 developing type 2 diabetes each year. The risk remained low for an average of about seven years after the intervention, but effects did decline over time. Medications including the weight-loss drug orlistat and diabetes drug metformin also reduced risk. But in contrast, there was no evidence of sustained effect after stopping treatment.

Type 2 diabetes accounts for a large proportion of the chronic disease burden globally. Past research demonstrated that interventions leading to weight loss could prevent the condition.

This review combines international data from over 40 trials looking at the long-term impact of medication and lifestyle modification compared with control.

Findings support current NICE recommendations. Lifestyle change programmes, targeting both diet and exercise, are promoted as a central component of care to reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes in high-risk individuals.

Source: NIHR

High-strength skunk ‘now dominates’ UK cannabis market

“Almost all cannabis seized by police now comprises high-strength varieties, with outdoor-grown herbal strains and hashish barely found,” The Guardian reports. The news is based on researchers analysing samples of cannabis seized by 5 police forces in 2015 and 2016.

Source: Behind the Headlines

Mental health of adults in contact with the criminal justice system.
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE);2018.
https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/qs163
This quality standard covers recognising, assessing and managing mental health problems in adults (aged 18 and over) who are in contact with the criminal justice system (this includes police contact, court and prison custody, street triage, liaison and diversion services, and probation services). It describes high-quality care in priority areas for improvement.
Freely available online

A Return on Investment Tool for the assessment of falls prevention programmes for older people living in the community

Source: PHE

Recovering after a hip fracture: helping people understand physiotherapy in the NHS

This report outlines the finding of the Physiotherapy Hip Fracture Sprint Audit (PHFSA) in the UK. It argues that frail and older people recovering from a hip fracture require multidisciplinary rehabilitation, with personalised therapy that isn’t disrupted as patients move away from the acute ward.

Source: RCP

Tackling Multiple Unhealthy Risk Factors: Emerging Lessons From Practice

Our report shares learning and insight from services that are using innovative ways to address the problem of multiple unhealthy behaviours – around tobacco use, alcohol consumption, diet and physical activity – in the population.

Source: The King’s Fund

English Housing survey 2016-2017

English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017: headline report: “Initial findings from the English Housing Survey 2016 to 2017”

NOMIS

Workforce Jobs: Data now unrounded (28/02/2018)

Marriages: 2015 data released (28/02/2018)

NHS Digital

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – October 2017 to December 2017, Experimental Statistics Report

Will be published on: 09:30 06 March 2018

CCG

New mental health support website launches

Adults in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough now have access to a mental health support website www.keep-your-head.com. 

GOV.UK

Prison population figures: 2018

  •  2 March 2018
  • MOJ, HMPS and HMPPS
  • Official Statistics

Personal tax credits: children in low-income families local measure: 2015 snapshot at 31 August 2015

  1 March 2018

NEET statistics quarterly brief: October to December 2017

  • 1 March 2018
  • DfE
  • National Statistics

 

Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), UK: February 2018

  • 1 March 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

 

 

Socioeconomic inequality in health state life expectancies by national deprivation deciles: England and Wales between 2011 to 2013 and 2014 to 2016

  • 1 March 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

 

 

Psychological Therapies, Annual report on the use of IAPT services – England, further analyses on 2016-17

  • 27 February 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

 

BBC

Is it wrong to be blunt about obesity?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43240986

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

Week Commencing 26 February 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

The prevalence of digital self-harm among adolescents  

Source: The Mental Elf

One in Four: A profile of single parents in the UK

Profiles single parents today, to see how life has changed for the one in four families headed by a single parent in the UK. While huge progress has been made over the past 100 years to improve the lives of single parent families, the report finds that many single parents are still locked out of a decent standard of living. Single parent employment rates are at a record high and still, a third of children with a working single parent today living in poverty. Source: Gingerbread

Healthy Child Programme: rapid review on safeguarding

The purpose of this rapid review is to update the evidence regarding safeguarding guidance, focusing on prevention and early intervention.

The review looks at relevant systematic review level evidence, supplemented with some primary impact evaluations in the areas of preventing or intervening early with:

  • child abuse and neglect
  • child sexual abuse and exploitation
  • intimate partner violence
  • female genital mutilation
  • gang violence

Source: PHE

Later school start times for supporting the education, health and well-being of high school students

Later school start times appear to increase sleeping time. And there is a positive association between later school start times and academic and psychosocial outcomes. The evidence on absenteeism and student alertness is mixed. However, the quality of the evidence and comparability of studies is low.

Adverse effects may be reduced interaction with parents, and staffing and scheduling difficulties. There is insufficient evidence to draw firm conclusions concerning these possible adverse effects.

Source: The Campbell Collaboration

How walking and cycling reduce congestion: FLOW Quick Facts published

How walking and cycling reduce congestion: FLOW Quick Facts published: “What happens when you remove a car lane to put in a new bicycle lane? Or you give pedestrians more time to cross a busy road? FLOW published a new collection of Quick Facts from cities who measured the impact pedestrian and cyclist measures have on congestion.”

Source: Flow

Mapping Of Specialist Primary Health Care Services In England For People Who Are Homeless

This study finds significant variation in the type of service available, with some areas poorly covered. It also finds that homelessness projects in smaller towns and rural areas, and those working with young people who are homeless, were much less likely to be served by a specialist primary health care service

Source: King’s College London/King’s Fund

Sexual and reproductive health in England: local and national data

Provides an overview of the information available on sexually transmitted infection (STIs), HIV, contraception, conception and abortion and where to access it. It is divided into indicators (used for tracking progress), detailed local information (collation and interpretation of local intelligence) and national resources (tables and reports).

Source: PHE

Creating a smokefree NHS: how e-cigarettes can help

Source: PHE

Clearing up some myths around e-cigarettes

Source: PHE

Life expectancy
New insurance industry funded research shows that the gap in life expectancy between rich and poor people in England and Wales has widened in recent years – the researchers also found that income inequality is the main determinant of differences in mortality rates.  Income inequality is relatively high in the UK.

Source: PHE

 

NOMIS

DWP benefits: August 2017 data released (21/02/2018)

Claimant count: January 2018 data released (21/02/2018)

NHS Digital

Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England, November 2017 final, including reports on the IAPT pilots

Published: 22 February 2018 – This publication covers Psychological Therapies November 2017 final data, including reports on the IAPT pilots

NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators – February 2018 Release

Published: 22 February 2018 – The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) is a set of indicators developed by the Department of Health to monitor the health outcomes of adults and children in England. The framework provides an overview of how the NHS is performing. This report provides information about the indicators updated in this release.

Learning Disabilities Health Check Scheme, England, Quarter 3, 2017-18

Published: 20 February 2018 – This publication covers the learning disabilities health check scheme Quarter 3, 2017-18, England

 

GOV.UK

Prison population figures: 2018

  • 23 February 2018
  • MOJ, HMPS and HMPPS
  • Official Statistics

Fuel poverty statistics

  • 22 February 2018
  • Defra
  • Official Statistics

Rural population and migration statistics

  • 22 February 2018
  • Defra
  • Official Statistics

 

NHS Outcomes Framework indicators February 2018 release

  • 22 February 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • National Statistics

Migration in the UK: Feb 2018

  • 22 February 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

Immigration statistics, October to December 2017

  • 22 February 2018
  • Home Office
  • National Statistics

Immigration statistics, October to December 2017: data tables

  • 22 February 2018
  • Home Office
  • National Statistics

 

ONS

Geographic patterns of cancer survival in England: Adults diagnosed 2011 to 2015 and followed up to 2016

26 February 2018 (confirmed)
This date has been changed from 19 January 2018

26 February 2018 (confirmed)

22 February 2018 (confirmed)

 

Millennials ‘set to be fattest generation’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-43195977

Many adults ‘don’t know signs of eating disorders’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-43140176

Freebirth data ‘should be collected across UK’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-42706652

Social media firms ‘failing’ to tackle cyber-bullying http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43197937

The King’s Fund Library

Statistics and data

Week Commencing 19 February 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Alcohol And Drug Prevention, Treatment And Recovery: Why Invest?

This guidance aims to assist local commissioners and providers to demonstrate the scale of harms caused by drug and alcohol misuse and make the case for investing in drug and alcohol treatment and interventions.  Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

Routes To Diagnosis

PHE have produced a new interactive tool to examine data from the “Routes To Diagnosis” dataset – this includes information covering over 3 million cancer cases from the past 10 years, and aims to support doctors and commissioners to improve services.  Source: PHE

Children’s engagement with the outdoors and sports activities

New ONS research shows that children in the UK spend just over an hour each day either doing an outdoor activity, doing sports, or in active travel. Of this, 16 minutes was spent in parks or nature. Boys spend longer than girls on sport on average, although there is no difference in enjoyment of sport between genders.

Source: Office for National Statistics

Slower eating may help prevent weight gain

“Eating slowly may help prevent obesity, say researchers,” reports The Guardian. Researchers in Japan found that people who said they ate slowly or at normal speed were less likely to be obese at the end of a 6-year study, than those who said they ate quickly.  Source: Behind the Headlines

The inequalities of homelessness – how can we stop homeless people dying young?/

Source: PHE

Life expectancy: past and future variations by socio-economic group in England and Wales

This report sets out evidence and examines some important issues such as the social determinants of health.  Source: Longevity Panel

Healthy Homes: Accommodating An Ageing Population

This report argues that creating more modified homes, which encourage older people to keep mentally and physically fit for longer, could help save the NHS and social care system billions of pounds each year. It calls on the government to introduce financial incentives for construction companies to build for older living.  Source: Institution of Mechanical Engineers/King’s Fund

Housing For Older People

This report calls for a national strategy for older people’s housing in order to bring together and improve policy in this area. It calls on the government to recognise the link between homes and health and social care in the forthcoming social care green paper.  Source: House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee/King’s Fund

The Ageing Process And Health

This briefing summarises the evidence on the biological basis of ageing and outlines the ways in which public health policy can support better health in later life.  Source: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology/King’s Fund

Promising Approaches To Living Well With Dementia

This report outlines a number of scalable and cost-effective interventions that can help to support people with dementia. It includes case studies of services and projects that support wellbeing and living well for people with dementia.  Source: Age UK/King’s Fund

E-cigarettes: a guide for healthcare professionals
The National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training (NCSCT), have developed this online training, to assist health and social care professionals support people who want to use electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) to help them quit smoking. This course covers the safety and effectiveness of e-cigarettes, types of device and issues for e-cigarette users to consider. It looks specifically at the role of e-cigarettes for young people and pregnant women who smoke, and answers frequently asked questions. This course draws upon both the 2018 Public Health England review of evidence and the 2016 Royal College of Physicians report, but importantly, also on the experience of vapers and of stop smoking service staff.  Source: National Centre for Smoking Cessation and Training /UK Health Forum

Key questions and findings from our e-cigarette evidence update   Source: PHE

11th Report – Homeless households
The Public Accounts Committee, has published their findings from the oral evidence presented. The Committee has concluded that the extent of homelessness across England is a national crisis.  Source: Public Accounts Committee/UK Health Forum

What’s new in the February PHOF update?  Source: PHE

Digital.NHS.UK

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final November, Provisional December 2017

Experimental

Published: 16 February 2018 – This publication provides the most timely picture available of people using NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series.

Out of Area Placements in Mental Health Services: December 2017

Recorded Dementia Diagnoses, January 2018

Published: 16 February 2018

General and Personal Medical Services, England As at 31 December 2017, Provisional Experimental statistics

Published: 15 February 2017 – A high level overview of the GP workforce in General Practices, including GPs by type, gender, age and joiners & leavers. Includes information on the numbers and details of GPs for England, NHS England regions, Health Education England regions and CCG regions.

General and Personal Medical Services, England As at 30 September 2017, Final Experimental statistics

Published: 15 February 2018 – Detailed results from the census, as at 30 September 2017, for England, HEEs, NHS E regions. CCGs and STPs. Summary figures on the GP workforce by main staff groups for 2007 -2017 for England.

Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults, England – October 2017, Experimental statistics

Experimental

Published: 13 February 2018 – This is a monthly report on publicly funded community services for children, young people and adults using data from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) reported in England for October 2017.

Published: 16 February 2018 – This publication covers Out of Area Placements (OAPs) in December 2017.

GOV.UK

 Rough sleeping in England: autumn 2017

  16 February 2018

MOD National and Official Statistics by topic

  • 16 February 2018
  • MOD
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final November, provisional December 2017

  • 16 February 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

 

BBC

Third of adults ‘underestimate calories’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health

King’s Fund

Evidence review on e-cigarettes and heated tobacco products

This evidence review provides an update on the findings of Public Health England’s 2015 report on e-cigarette use, public attitudes, the impact on quitting smoking, and the risks to health. Report

Suicide prevention: policy and strategy

This briefing examines national and local suicide prevention policies and strategies throughout the UK. It does so by considering the strategies of the UK government, as well as the devolved administrations, from various policy perspectives. Briefing

Week Commencing 12 February 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Evidence Review Of E-Cigarettes And Heated Tobacco Products

This evidence review provides an update on the findings of PHE’s 2015 report on e-cigarette use, public attitudes, the impact on quitting smoking, the risks to health and the role of nicotine. It finds that there are substantial health benefits in switching from smoking to vaping and estimates that at least 20,000 people are quitting smoking year due to e-cigarette usage. Source: PHE/King’s Fund

State of Child Health: One year on

There has been progress in some areas including the launch of a Digital Child Health Strategy, the publication of a new Tobacco Control Plan, the initiation of some specialist service reviews in paediatrics and the implementation of the sugar tax. However, there has been no improvement in several fundamental areas. Source: RCPCH

Youth online discussion forums: how do young people support each other and what do they talk about? Source: The Mental Elf

What we learned about alcohol and drug treatment in prisons from the 2016-17 statistics

Source: PHE

Student Mental Health: The Role And Experiences Of Academics

For many students experiencing difficulties, academics are often the first point of contact as they are accessible and have a pre-existing relationship. However, this report indicates that academics are struggling to respond effectively to students with mental health concerns. It highlights the need for more support for academics so that they can confidently and effectively support any students who approach them with mental health issues. Source: Student Minds/King’s Fund

Supporting Mental Health For All

This report finds that the prevalence of mental ill-health is significantly higher in LGBT+ communities and in disabled people, deaf people and in offenders. It argues that these health inequalities are compounded by services that do not understand and meet the specific needs of these groups. 

Source: London Assembly/King’s Fund

Brexit And Mental Health

This briefing outlines the possible implications of Brexit for the mental health sector. It focusses on the analysis relating to future workforce supply and legislation, research, regulation, cross border healthcare and public health. Source: NHS Confederation/King’s Fund

Dementia prevention, intervention, and care

This article on dementia argues that there is a potential for better disease prevention and for care to offer more improvements to the lives of a growing number of people with dementia. To reduce dementia incidence, article authors recommend active treatment of hypertension for all people over 45 without dementia. Furthermore, they estimate that interventions into such risk factors as childhood education, exercise, maintaining social engagement, reducing smoking, and management of hearing loss, depression, diabetes, and obesity might have the potential to delay or prevent a third of dementia cases.

Source: The Lancet

Bike Life

Bike Life is the UK’s biggest assessment of cycling in cities delivered by Sustrans in collaboration with seven major cities.

Inspired by the Copenhagen Bicycle Account, Bike Life is an assessment of city cycling development including infrastructure, travel behaviour, satisfaction, the impact of cycling, and new initiatives.  Source: Sustrans

Rough sleeping in England: autumn 2017

Rough sleeping counts and estimates are single night snapshots of the number of people sleeping rough in local authority areas. Local authorities decide on the best method to use in their area, a street count or an estimate.

 Key figures include:

The autumn 2017 total number of rough sleepers counted and estimated was 4,751.That was up 617, or 15% from the autumn 2016 total of 4,134.

The number of rough sleepers increased by 173, or 18% in London and 444 or 14% in the rest of England since autumn2016. 14% of rough sleepers were women, 20% were non-UK nationals and 8% were under 25 years old.

Source: Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government

What’s behind the growing number of rough sleepers?

Beyond the headline-grabbing rough sleeping figures, what do the numbers really tell us about what is happening with homelessness in England, and how can government achieve its aim of eliminating rough sleeping by 2027? Source: NAO

Rough sleeping 2017 analysis

Our analysis of numbers and trends around people who sleep rough in England. Source: Homeless Link

GOV.UK

New figures show larger proportion of strokes in the middle aged

Student mental health: the role and experiences of academics

For many students experiencing difficulties, academics are often the first point of contact as they are accessible and have a pre-existing relationship. However, this report indicates that academics are struggling to respond effectively to students with mental health concerns. It highlights the need for more support for academics so that they can confidently and effectively support students. Report

King’s Fund – statistics and data

NOMIS

Claimant Count: Historical data is now available in a single dataset (31/01/2018)

Annual Population Survey: Estimates for period ending September 2017 released (24/01/2018)

NHS Digital

Breast Screening Programme England, 2016-17

Published: 31 January 2018 – Women between the ages of 50 and 70 are invited for regular breast screening (every three years) under a national programme. Screening is intended to reduce mortality by detecting breast cancer at an early stage when there is a better chance of successful treatment. This report presents information about the NHS Breast Screening Programme in England in 2016-17 and includes data on women invited for breast screening, coverage, uptake of invitations, outcomes of screening and cancers detected.

Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England April 2017 to September 2017

Published: 30 Jan 2018 – Results from the monitoring of the NHS Stop Smoking Services (NHS SSS)

Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics – England Commissioner Census (Assuring Transformation) – December 2017, Provisional Statistics

Publication: 30 January 2018. This statistical release published by NHS Digital makes available the most recent data relating to patients with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder receiving inpatient care commissioned by the NHS in England.

Maternity Services Monthly Statistics, England – September 2017, Experimental statistics

Experimental

Published: 7 February 2018 – This is a report on NHS-funded maternity services in England for September 2017, using data submitted to the Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS). The MSDS has been developed to help achieve better outcomes of care for mothers, babies and children.

Statistics on Drug Misuse: England, 2018

Published: 7 February 2018

GOV.UK

 End of Life Care Profiles: February 2018 update

 February 2018

      • PHE
      • Official Statistics

 

Cardiovascular disease profiles: February 2018 update

  • 6 February 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Local tobacco control profiles for England: February 2018 update

  • 6 February 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Public health outcomes framework: February 2018 data update

  • 6 February 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Local Alcohol Profiles for England: February 2018 update

  • 6 February 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Population statistics research update: February 2018

  • 5 February 2018
  • ONS
  • Official Statistics

 

 

driving (RAS51)

  • 8 February 2018
  • DfT
  • Statistical data set

 

 

Quarterly statistics on reported road accidents (RAS45)

  • 8 February 2018
  • DfT
  • Statistical data set

 

 

Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional estimates: July to September 2017

  • 8 February 2018
  • DfT
  • National Statistics

 

BBC

E-cigarettes ‘should be on prescription’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42950607

President Trump: NHS ‘going broke and not working’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-42943768

Players taunted footballer over depression http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42901550

Schools struggle to get mental health help, says survey http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42962273

Teenage campaigner challenges 100-calorie snack advert http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42889234

Office for National Statistics

  The nature of violent crime in England and Wales: year ending March 2017

 

8 February 2018 (confirmed)

Homicide in England and Wales: year ending March 2017

 

8 February 2018 (confirmed)

Sexual offences in England and Wales: year ending March 2017

 

8 February 2018 (confirmed)

Domestic abuse: findings from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, year ending March 2017

 

8 February 2018 (confirmed)

 

Week Commencing 29 January 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Routes to Diagnosis – driving improvements in cancer with a decade of data  Source: PHE

‘What Would Life Be – Without A Sing Or Dance, What Are We?’: A Report From The Commission On Dementia And Music

This report summarises the work of the Commission on Dementia and Music, set-up and coordinated by International Longevity Centre-UK, with support from The Utley Foundation. It examines the existing landscape and future potential of using therapeutic music with people with dementia. It calls for a national framework to collate information from local offers and for greater funding.  Source: International Longevity Centre/King’s Fund

Hidden Hunger And Malnutrition In The Elderly

This report calls on the government to look more closely at malnutrition in older people which is estimated to cost the NHS and social care £15.7 billion a year by 2030. It argues that targeted investment in services which protect older people from malnutrition would deliver significant annual savings to the NHS, not least by reducing the number of hospital admissions and limiting the number of days older people spend in hospital.  Source: All Party Parliamentary Group on Hunger/King’s Fund

Data, pilots and evaluation: How to rebalance health inequalities in the criminal justice system

Source: PHE

Practical Guidance To SPOT For Improving Sexual And Reproductive Health: 2017 Guidelines For Local Authorities

This guidance is a step by step guide on how to use Spend and Outcome Tool (SPOT) for local authorities to compare spend data on sexual and reproductive health with sexual and reproductive health outcomes. The information provides an overview of spend and outcomes across key areas of business for local authorities. Source: Public Health England/King’s Fund

BBC

A&E stats may have to be recalculated  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42775218

Embarrassment makes women avoid smear tests, charity says  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42747892

Charlotte Church searches for mental health answers http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-42805693

Why stress makes you fat http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42788280

Domestic violence: ‘I was told to sleep in the outhouse’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-42779339

Rough sleeping hits hard on local high streets http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-42781377

GOV.UK

 Walking and cycling: table index

  18 January 2018

National Travel Survey: 2016

  18 January 2018

Participation in walking and cycling (CW03)

  18 January 2018

Walking and cycling behaviours (CW04)

  18 January 2018

DfT

Statistical data set

Part of a collection: Walking and cycling statistics

Walking and cycling statistics, England: 2016

  18 January 2018

Rural population and migration statistics

  • 25 January 2018
  • Defra
  • Official Statistics

 

Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics

  • 25 January 2018
  • Defra
  • Official Statistics

 

FE data library: apprenticeships

  • 25 January 2018
  • DfE and ESFA
  • Statistical data set

 

FE data library: local authority tables

  • 25 January 2018
  • DfE and ESFA
  • Statistical data set

 

School and college performance tables in England: 2016 to 2017

  • 25 January 2018
  • DfE
  • National Statistics

 

 

A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2016 to 2017 (revised)

  • 25 January 2018
  • DfE
  • National Statistics

 

UK Health Forum 

 What can we learn from collaborations between public health and the food and drinks industry?19 January 2018

Our new Casebook looks at 12 experiences of public-private interactions to tackle diet-related diseases. Jointly funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and International Development Research Centre, the Casebook includes examples from diverse countries such as Fiji, Brazil and Spain….

The UK Health Forum (UKHF) welcomes the opportunity to respond to the DEFRA consultation on additional measures to support individuals and businesses affected by local NO2 plans. We focus our response on four key recommendations for government: Introduce a levy on motor vehicle manufacturers to…

 

Office for National Statistics

Cancer registration statistics, England: first release, 2016 https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/cancerregistrationstatisticsenglandfirstrelease2016

NHS England

Changing the lives of children

Bringing specialist mental health services closer to home

Our data is improving patient care

Week Commencing 15 January 2018

PHI Internet Briefing – w/c 15 January 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

Understanding the current cancer population in England

Source: PHE

Depression in fathers affects children as much as depression in mothers

Three quarters of adults with depression report that their mental health problems started in adolescence, and the incidence of depression begins to markedly rise during the teenage years (Joinson et al, 2017; Kim-Cohen et al, 2003). Source: The Mental Elf

Loneliness: the public health challenge of our time

Loneliness is one of the leading public health challenges of our time, with research suggesting that more than 100,000 older people in Scotland are “chronically lonely”. This loneliness can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes per day.
The Scottish Government has a commitment to developing a strategy on tackling social isolation and it is hoped that this paper will inform the development of that strategy and generate a much needed debate about how we connect with one another and what support is needed for those at risk of loneliness and social isolation. The paper also explores the connection between loneliness and mental health and provides key recommendations to government and society.

Source: Mental Health Foundation and Age Scotland

While your back was turned: How mental health policymakers stopped paying attention to the specific needs of women and girls
The Mental Health Foundation, published this report, which shows that the mental health of young women and girls is deteriorating, and the gap between men and women has widened over recent years. As the evidence section in this paper will show, the last 15 years have seen an unprecedented rise in reported mental health problems amongst young women and girls. We now see their needs reaching crisis levels.

Source: UK Health Forum

BBC

‘Being a teenage mother is so lonely’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42655079

Why do the majority of NHS staff not get the flu vaccine?  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-42634781

NHS England

Dementia Assessment and Referral Data Collection – October 2017  https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/2018/01/03/dementia-assessment-and-referral-data-collection-october-2017/

3 January 2018

NHS networks 

Latest medicines optimisation data now available

 

CCG medicine optimisation leads are encouraged to visit the MO Dashboard following the latest refresh of the data.

14:52 – Fri 12 Jan 2018

 

GOV.UK

 Traveller caravan count: July 2017

  16 January 2018

Children and Young People’s Health Services Monthly Statistics August and September 2017

  • 16 January 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Youth custody data

  • 12 January 2018
  • MOJ and YJB
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Recorded Dementia Diagnoses December 2017

  • 12 January 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Patients Registered at a GP Practice Jan 2018: Special topic- Patients age group comparison, January 2014 to January 2018

  • 12 January 2018
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

 

 

MOD National and Official Statistics by topic

  • 11 January 2018
  • MOD
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Deliberate self harm in the UK armed forces: 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2017

  • 11 January 2018
  • MOD
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Higher education student statistics: 2016 to 2017

  • 11 January 2018
  • HESA
  • National Statistics

 

 

Emergency presentations of cancer: quarterly data

  • 11 January 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

End of life care profiles: January 2018 update

  • 9 January 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

National General Practice Profiles: 2017 annual update

  • 9 January 2018
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Deaths registered by area in England and Wales, monthly provisional: November 2017

  • 9 January 2018
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

 

 

Week Commencing 8 January 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

The National Cancer Diagnosis Audit – What it means for public health

Cancer remains one of the leading causes of death, claiming thousands of lives every year. Today, the results from the National Cancer Diagnosis Audit have been published, which details and reviews the current process of care for cancer patients from the initial presentation of symptoms through to diagnosis.  Source: PHE

Improving mental health support for young people in care
This resource, published by the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), aims to improve the emotional wellbeing and mental health support for young people who cannot be looked after by their birth families. People who work with these young people, commissioners of care services and others working with children will find the resource informative and insightful. The aspiration is that in the future, these young people will have access to high-quality services, based on a needs-based model and new pathways.  Source: UK Health Forum

Making Obesity Everybody’s Business: A Whole Systems Approach To Obesity

This briefing, written in partnership with Public Health England and the Association of Directors of Public Health, focuses on the Whole Systems Obesity programme which will provide local authorities with a different approach to tackling obesity. The programme is exploring the evidence and local practice to develop guidance and tools to help councils set up a whole systems approach to obesity in their local area.  Source: PHE/King’s Fund

 Do men consult less than women? An analysis of routinely collected UK general practice data

A study has shown that women are more likely to visit their GP than men. For every consultation with a female patient, there are 0.7 consultation with a male patient. This gender difference remains after controlling for age and deprivation.
The largest gender differences are observed in people who fall into the main reproductive age groups (age 21-39). There are no differences in consultation rates between males and females in younger (up to 20 years) and older (age 65+) groups. Overall gender differences in consultation rates are reduced when consultations relating to reproductive reasons are excluded. Gender differences are also reduced when looking exclusively at patients receiving medication either for a CVD condition or for depression.  Source: BMJ

Our ambition for a Smokefree nation is in sight

New data on smoking prevalence among adults (18+) in England for 2016 show the biggest drop in a decade with the rate falling to 15.5% of the population, a 1.4 percentage point drop from 16.9% the previous year.  Source: PHE

 Conceptions to women aged under 18 in England and Wales: July to September 2016
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2017.
https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/conceptionstowomenagedunder18inenglandandwalesjulytosept2016
Provides the quarterly number of conceptions to women aged under 18 for England and Wales by regions and other local authority areas.
Freely available online

 Implementing Better Births: Continuity Of Carer

This guidance sets out how local maternity systems can improve their services so that women experience continuity in the clinicians providing their maternity care.  Source: NHS England/King’s Fund

 Public health grants to local authorities: 2018 to 2019

The public health allocations to local authorities for improving local population health and the conditions for using the money.  Source: DoH

Health Survey for England, 2016

The Health Survey for England series was designed to monitor trends in the nation’s health; estimating the proportion of people in England who have specified health conditions, and the prevalence of risk factors and behaviours associated with these conditions. The surveys provide regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources.  Source: NHS Digital

Health Matters – Your questions on productive healthy ageing and MSK health

We hope our latest edition of Health Matters – on the subject of “Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal (MSK) health” – will help you and other health professionals by compiling key facts, figures and evidence of effective interventions.  Source: PHE

Gypsy and traveller cultural awareness
Friends Families and Travellers (FFT), have produced this cultural awareness course about Gypsies and Travellers, which is essential for anyone working in the public sector and voluntary sector. For example: teachers, police officers, people working in healthcare, and those in housing planning and equality and diversity departments.  Source: UK Health Forum

 

CCG

National role for Dr Emma Tiffin

Award-winning Peterborough GP Dr Emma Tiffin has become a National Adviser on the Expert Reference Group for the development of the National Community Mental Health Pathway.

Dr Tiffin, who recently won the Healthcare Leader of the Year award at the General Practice Awards, said: “I’m thrilled to have been appointed to this National Adviser role and I will be working hard to ensure that the new pathway makes the patient journey through mental health services as smooth as possible. As a local GP I see many patients who have mental health needs and I am committed to making sure that they, and their carers, receive effective support from mental health services”.

The National Advisers are provided jointly by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health. Commissioned by NHS England, the National Advisers will support the development of resources for the Community Mental Health Care Pathway. Further information can be found at http://www.rcpsych.ac.uk/workinpsychiatry/nccmh/howtogetinvolved/nccmhrecruitment.aspx

20/12/2017

 

BBC

I was jobless and in quiet despair – but I turned it around  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-42110276

Does drinking fizz make you fat? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42542818

Obesity: ‘My body has become my prison’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-42516905

Why a booze-free month may be the perfect start to 2018  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42539839

Sofa surfers: The young hidden homeless http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-42427398

Statistics and data

 

 

Week Commencing 1 January 2018

Current Awareness Bulletin

5 things to know about young people in drug and alcohol treatment

PHE has published the 2016-17 statistics report for young people (under 18) in specialist drug and alcohol services. This is based on data from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS), which collects data from alcohol and drug services across England.  Source: PHE

Annual breast feeding at 6-8 weeks after birth: 2016-2017.

Annual breastfeeding at 6-8 weeks after birth: 2016/17 have been published.   Source: PHE

Food swamps predict obesity rates better than food deserts in the United States

14 Nov 2017 – MDPI

This paper investigates the effect of food environments, characterized as food swamps, on adult obesity rates. Food swamps have been described as areas with a high-density of establishments selling high-calorie fast food and junk food, relative to healthier food options. This study examines multiple ways of categorizing food environments as food swamps and food deserts, including alternate versions of the Retail Food Environment Index

Alcohol and families
Constructed for Alcohol Awareness Week 2017,by the Drug & Alcohol Findings Collections, on the theme of ‘Alcohol and Families’, this collection embraces two major roles for the families of problem drinkers as recipients of support and therapy to promote their own welfare, and as therapeutic agents engaged in promoting the drinker’s welfare through family therapy or less formal involvement in treatment.   Source: UK Health Forum

Neighborhood prices of healthier and unhealthier foods and associations with diet quality: evidence from the multi-ethnic study of atherosclerosis

16 Nov 2017 – MDPI

It is known that the price of food influences the purchasing and consumption decisions of individuals; however, little work has examined if the price of healthier food relative to unhealthier food in an individual’s neighborhood is associated with overall dietary quality while using data from multiple regions in the United States.

Mental Health In Prisons

This report says record levels of self-inflicted deaths and self-harm in prisons are a damning indictment. It concludes that the system for improving the mental health of prisoners isn’t working as it should.

Source: House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts/King’s Fund

Combatting Loneliness One Conversation At A Time: A Call To Action

This report outlines the findings of the Commission and how loneliness affects different groups of people within society. The report highlights the range of people that loneliness impacts on and shows how tackling loneliness can benefit individuals and communities.

Source: Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness/King’s Fund

Sport Participation In England

This briefing provides statistics about participation in sport in England by intensity, type and socioeconomic characteristics in England. It finds that more men than women participate in sport and that the highest level of participation occurred among the highest social classes.

Source: House of Commons Library/King’s Fund

Building protected cycle lanes can prevent premature deaths from air pollution

03 Dec 2017 – Sustrans – sustainable transport

Building traffic free routes and protected cycle lanes in towns and cities across Scotland can help to prevent premature deaths from air pollution, according to new research from Sustrans. The charity has released a model1, which it says can, for the first time, monetise the contribution of walking and cycling to improving air quality and the subsequent benefits to public health.

Protect against STIs

Today sees the launch of our ‘Protect against STIs sexual health campaign, the first national sexual health campaign in eight years. Targeted at young people, aged between 16 and 24, the campaign aims to reduce the rates of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) by promoting condom use. In 2016, 51% of the new STI diagnoses were in young adults and our advertising has been designed specifically for this age group and will be seen across social and digital platforms such as Instagram Stories, Snapchat Filters and Promoted Stories, featuring real people talking about their personal experiences of having an STI.

Source: PHE

Public Health England: Approach To Surveillance

Surveillance ensures that Public Health England has the right information available at the right time to inform public health decisions and actions. This guide focuses on the need for high quality evidence from surveillance systems and sets out how strategies can be developed for surveillance of both infectious and non-communicable diseases.

Source: PHE/King’s Fund

Air Quality: Sustrans and Eunomia model
Sustrans have released a YouTube video, which highlights how to improve the quality of the air that is breathed everyday, there needs to be a shift from travelling by car to walking and cycling. More journeys made by foot and by bike will reduce emissions, such as nitrogen dioxide from car exhausts due to fewer by car. To improve air quality, we must reduce the number of motor vehicles on our roads.

Source: UK Health Forum

MSK Resources (Data)

NOMIS

Local Enterprise Partnerships: Update to reflect changes to Greater Cambridge and Greater Peterborough LEP (20/12/2017)

Gross Value Added (Balanced): New regional GVA(B) dataset; income-approach datasets withdrawn (20/12/2017)

NHS Digital

Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England, September 2017 final, including report on the integrated services pilot

Published: 22 December 2017 – This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) monthly and quarterly data, including activity, waiting times, and outcomes such as recovery. IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.

Out of Area Placements in Mental Health Services October 2017

Published: 19 December 2017 – This publication covers Out of Area Placements (OAPs) in October 2017

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final September, Provisional October 2017

Experimental

Published:19 December 2017 – This publication provides the most timely picture available of people using NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series.

Childhood Immunisation CCG/GP Practice level Coverage Statistics (Management Information)

Published: 18 December 2017 – This interactive resource reports annual childhood vaccination data for England in 2016-17 and relates to routine vaccinations offered to all children up to the age of five years.

Recorded dementia diagnoses, November 2017

Recorded dementia diagnoses, November 2017

CCG Outcomes Indicator Set – December 2017

Published: 14 December 2017 – The indicators aim to provide clear, comparative information for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and, as far as possible, the associated health outcomes.

Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) – Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, July 2016 – June 2017

Published: 14 December 2017 – The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) is the ratio between the actual number of patients who die following hospitalisation at the trust and the number that would be expected to die on the basis of average England figures, given the characteristics of the patients treated there.

Health Survey for England, 2016

Published: 13 December 2017 – Health Survey for England. The adult trends and child health reports cover: overweight, obesity and BMI; smoking; alcohol; physical activity; general health, long-standing illness; fruit and vegetable consumption. For adults there are also tables about blood pressure, well-being and the prevalence of diabetes. Additional topics reports for adults give more statistics about obesity and weight management, physical activity, well-being, social care, prescribed medicines, and kidney and liver disease.

Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics: 2016 to 2017

Experimental

Published: 12 December 2017

GOV.UK

 Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England September 2017 final, including reports on the integrated services pilot

  22 December 2017

      • NHS Digital
      • Official Statistics

 

FE data library: local authority tables

  • 21 December 2017
  • DfE and ESFA
  • Statistical data set

 

 

FE data library: apprenticeships

  • 21 December 2017
  • DfE and ESFA
  • Statistical data set

 

 

Childcare and early years survey of parents: 2017

  • 21 December 2017
  • DfE
  • Official Statistics

 

 

Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): annual data tables

  • 20 December 2017
  • PHE
  • Official Statistics

 

BBC

Limit children’s snacks to 100 calories, health body says   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42411474

Gaming addiction classified as disorder by WHO   http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-42541404

Week Commencing 18 December 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

PHE data and analysis tools.
Public Health England (PHE);2017.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/phe-data-and-analysis-tools#obesity-diet-and-physical-activity

Promoting mental health first aid literacy in secondary schools.
Glasper A. British Journal of Nursing 2017;26(16):944-945.
The author discusses the government’s strategy to reform mental health services and its allocation of funds to help secondary education teachers promote mental health first aid literacy. Topics include teachers’ use of a training program provided by the social enterprise Mental Health First Aid England, the prevalence of mental health problems in childhood despite teachers’ lack of skills to facilitate early intervention, and the collaboration of hospital, school teachers and nursing staff.
Please contact the library for a copy of this article

Mental health in the workplace.
World Health Organization (WHO);2017.
http://www.who.int/mental_health/in_the_workplace/en/
This information sheet addresses mental health and disorders in the workplace. It also covers difficulties that may be created or exacerbated by work such as stress and burnout.
Freely available online

Mental health at work report 2017: national employee mental wellbeing survey findings 2017.
Business in the Community; 2017.
https://wellbeing.bitc.org.uk/all-resources/research-articles/mental-health-work-report-2017
This report sets out the results from the second National Employee Mental Wellbeing Survey which highlights some improvement in attitudes towards mental health in the workplace although less than a quarter (24%) of managers have received any training in mental health.
Freely available online

Mental Health Services For Post-16 Students In England

This briefing paper gives an outline of recent studies on the mental health of students, Government mental health policy for students, support in further and higher education providers, the legal duties of providers and discusses issues raised. It finds that young adults aged 16–24 today are more likely than previous generations of young adults to experience mental health issues and the numbers of students reporting mental ill health is increasing.  Source: House of Commons Library/King’s Fund

Inequalities In Later Life

This report examines the disparities in health, financial security, social connections and housing faced by older people and how the negative impacts of these accumulate for those who are worse off. It highlights how poor education, work opportunities and a lack of social connection can have long term consequences on physical and mental health. The main report is accompanied by an insight report which outlines the implications of the findings on policy and practice.  Source: Centre for Ageing Better/King’s Fund

Room to improve: the role of home adaptations in improving later life

This report from the Centre for Ageing Better finds that making small changes to older people’s homes, such as installing handrails, ramps and level-access showers, alongside carrying out simple home repairs, could play a significant role in relieving pressure on the NHS and social care and reduce costs by millions of pounds each year. It also shows that minor home aids and adaptations can greatly improve quality of life for people who are losing mobility.  Source: HousingLIN

Public Health eLearning Toolkit (PHeLT)!

PHeLT brings together specially selected, quality approved resources to help you improve your skills in critical appraisal, understanding copyright, and ethical use of information. PHeLT also includes a self-test element that allows you to identify particular areas to focus on when improving your skills.  Source: UK Health Forum

Public health in Europe during the austerity years

This report explores the relationship between austerity policies and public health across Europe. It indicates that progress on a number of key health indicators has stalled, including life expectancy and mortality rates. It also finds that levels of subjective health have fallen among young people aged 15–24 across Europe, and in all age-groups in the UK.   Source: International Longevity Centre

 

BBC

Cold weather and loneliness ‘lethal in winter’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42329791

Depression: ‘I kept my head down to survive the day at work’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-42366021

Statistics and data

NOMIS

Workforce Jobs: Workforce Jobs – September 2017 data released (13/12/2017)

Claimant Count / JSA: Claimant Count / JSA – November 2017 data released (13/12/2017)

 

NHS Digital

Recorded dementia diagnoses, November 2017

Recorded dementia diagnoses, November 2017

CCG Outcomes Indicator Set – December 2017

Published: 14 December 2017 – The indicators aim to provide clear, comparative information for Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) and Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) about the quality of health services commissioned by CCGs and, as far as possible, the associated health outcomes.

Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators – England, by provider for October 2017

Published: 14 December 2017 – This report, generated from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) A&E data, sets out data coverage, data quality and performance information for the following five A&E indicators: • Left department before being seen for treatment rate • Re-attendance rate • Time to initial assessment • Time to treatment • Total time in A&E Publishing these data will help share information on the quality of care of A&E services to stimulate the discussion and debate between patients, clinicians, providers and commissioners, which is needed in a culture of continuous improvement. The data used in these reports are sourced from Provisional A&E HES data, and as such these data may differ to information extracted directly from Secondary Uses Service (SUS) data, or data extracted directly from local patient administration systems. Provisional HES data may be revised throughout the year. ” Published: 14 December 2017 – This report, gene

Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) – Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, July 2016 – June 2017

Published: 14 December 2017 – The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) is the ratio between the actual number of patients who die following hospitalisation at the trust and the number that would be expected to die on the basis of average England figures, given the characteristics of the patients treated there.

Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data – April 2017 to October 2017

Published: 14 December 2017 – Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of inpatient care, outpatient appointments and A&E attendance records. Hospital episode statistics (HES) statistics are produced and published on a monthly basis. This data is provisional and should therefore be treated as an estimate until the final National Statistics annual publications.

Health Survey for England, 2016

Published: 13 December 2017 – Health Survey for England. The adult trends and child health reports cover: overweight, obesity and BMI; smoking; alcohol; physical activity; general health, long-standing illness; fruit and vegetable consumption. For adults there are also tables about blood pressure, well-being and the prevalence of diabetes. Additional topics reports for adults give more statistics about obesity and weight management, physical activity, well-being, social care, prescribed medicines, and kidney and liver disease.

Health and Care of People with Learning Disabilities: Experimental Statistics: 2016 to 2017

Experimental

Published: 12 December 2017

Registered Blind and Partially Sighted People, England 2016-17

Published: 07 December 2017 – This publication covers adults and children registered as being blind or partially sighted with a Local Authority.

Statistics on Women’s Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England – Quarter 2, 2017-18

Published: 07 December 2017 – Statistics on Women’s Smoking Status at Time of Delivery, England

GOV.UK

    1. Prison population figures: 2017
  • 15 December 2017
  • MOJ, NOMS, HMPS and HMPPS
  • Official Statistics

 

2. Statutory homelessness and homelessness prevention and relief, England: July to September 2017

  • 14 December 2017
  • DCLG
  • National Statistics

3.Live tables on homelessness

  • 14 December 2017
  • DCLG
  • Statistical data set

4. Travel by age and gender (NTS06)

  • 14 December 2017
  • DfT
  • Statistical data set

5. Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and Accident and Emergency data – Apr-Oct 2017

  • 14 December 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

6. Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators for England – October 2017

  • 14 December 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

7. CCG Outcomes Indicator Set December 2017 release

  • 14 December 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

8. Health Survey for England 2016 findings and trend tables

  • 13 December 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • National Statistics

The King’s Fund

Productive healthy ageing and musculoskeletal health

This resource for health professionals and local authorities makes the case for action in midlife to support a healthy and productive later life. It highlights the need to challenge ageism and promote healthy and active ageing.
Public Health England
The role of walking and cycling in solving the UK’s air-quality crisis
This report estimates that more than 12,000 premature deaths from air pollution would be prevented over ten years, if both England and Scotland reached their respective official goals to get more people to walk and cycle. It provides a air-quality measurement model that aims to support local authorities in making the case for investment in walking and cycling and estimates the contribution of active travel in reducing air pollution and the subsequent benefits to public health.
Report

Sustrans

Sport participation in England
This briefing provides statistics about participation in sport in England by intensity, type and socioeconomic characteristics in England. It finds that more men than women participate in sport and that the highest level of participation occurs among the highest social classes.
Briefing

House of Commons Library

 

 

Week Commencing 4 December 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

 Influencing healthy eating habits through early years settings

Obesity is one of the biggest health problems facing our country. Levels of childhood obesity in England are amongst the highest in the developed world, with almost one in four children being overweight or obese before they start school. Therefore, reducing childhood obesity is a key PHE priority.

Children’s food preferences and eating habits are formed early in life and the time that they spend in early years settings provides an ideal opportunity to shape healthy behaviours.  Source: PHE

Influencing healthy eating habits through early years settings  Source: PHE

Proportion of the population meeting the recommended ‘5-a-day’ on a ‘usual day’ (adults)
Public Health England’s, Public Health Outcomes Framework, have published data which shows the proportion of the population meeting the recommended 5 a day of fruit and vegetables, by area.  Source: UK Health Forum

 Suicide in prisons: prevalence and contributing factors in high-income countries  Source: The Mental Elf

Guidance on local suicide prevention
In partnership with Public Health England and supported by Meadows Communications, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance have launched a new practice resource for local authority public health teams to develop local suicide prevention plans.  Source: UK Health Forum

Government proposals on children and young people’s mental health

Ways for schools and colleges to support pupils’ mental health are set out in a green paper, as well as plans for new mental health support teams.

Source: DoH & DoE

1.4 million people referred to NHS mental health therapy in the past year

Over one million referrals to NHS talking therapies for depression and anxiety were made last year according to new, official data.

Source: NHS England

 

Online Mental Health Support For Young People

This report aims to provide insight into the efficacy of online counselling for children and young people. It focuses exclusively on Kooth online counselling and includes user data along with feedback from Kooth users and commissioners. It finds Kooth online counselling is popular and effective in increasing access to care and providing choice. The anonymous nature of the service was found to be a big benefit for children and young people.  Source: Education Policy Institute/King’s Fund

 Suicide in prisons: prevalence and contributing factors in high-income countries    

Source: The Mental Elf

Public Health In Europe During The Austerity Years

This report explores the relationship between austerity policies and public health across Europe. It indicates that progress on a number of key health indicators has stalled, including life expectancy and mortality rates. It also finds that levels of subjective health have fallen among young people aged 15–24 across Europe, and in all age-groups in the UK.  Source: International Longevity Centre UK/King’s Fund

  

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

 

Statistics and data

 

 

GOV.UK

 

2.     Prison population figures: 2017

3.     Past and projected data from the period and cohort life tables: 2016-based, UK, 1981 to 2066

    • 1 December 2017
    • ONS
    • National Statistics

4.     Access arrangements for GCSE and A Level: 2016 to 2017 academic year

    • 30 November 2017
    • Ofqual
    • Official Statistics

5.     Asylum claims on the basis of sexual orientation

6.    UK population by country of birth and nationality: July 2016 to June 2017

Migration in the UK: Nov 2017

30 November 2017 (confirmed)

Population of the UK by country of birth and nationality: July 2016 to June 2017

30 November 2017 (confirmed)

Working and workless households in the UK: July to September 2017

29 November 2017 (confirmed)

 

Digital NHS

Mental Health Bulletin: 2016-17 Annual Report

Experimental

Published on 30 November 2017: This publication provides the most comprehensive picture available of people who used NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England during the financial year 2016-17. For the first time this year’s report includes information about people using mental health services for children and young people.

Psychological Therapies, Annual report on the use of IAPT services – England, 2016-17

Published: 30 November 2017 – The fifth annual report from the IAPT dataset provides national and CCG level information about psychological therapies services in England. The report includes information about recovery and waiting times. IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) – July 2017 to September 2017, Experimental Statistics Report

Will be published on: 09:30 05 December 2017

GP Practice Prescribing Presentation-level Data – September 2017

Published: 01 December 2017 – Practice level prescribing data is a list of all medicines, dressings and appliances that are prescribed by practices in England and dispensed in the community each month.

Clinical Commissioning Group Prescribing Data – July to September 2017

Published: 01 December 2017 – July to September 2017 Quarterly Clinical Commissioning Group data at British National Formulary Section level part of a quarterly series available via an NHS Digital tool called iView.

 

Weeks Commencing 20 and 27 November 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Substance misuse and treatment in adults: statistics 2016 to 2017
Public Health England have published the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) annual publication of alcohol and drug treatment activity statistics for adults in England.
Source: UK Health Forum

Nutritional Care Tool Report 2017

The BAPEN nutritional care tool report provides organisational-level data on how nutritional care is organised and patient-level data on the quality of nutrition in hospitals, care homes and community organisations. Source: BAPEN/King’s Fund

Calling Time: Addressing Ageism And Age Discrimination In Alcohol Policy, Practice And Research

This report finds that  ageism and age discrimination in alcohol policy, practice and research is denying older people the treatment they need to recover from harmful drinking. It calls on UK governments to develop alcohol strategies that recognise that older adults’ needs may be different to those of younger people. Source: International Longevity Centre/King’s Fund

Alcohol-specific deaths in UK: registered in 2016.
Office for National Statistics (ONS); 2017.
These figures have been published using the new definition of alcohol-specific deaths. In 2016, there were 7,327 alcohol-specific deaths in the UK, an age-standardised rate of 11.7 deaths per 100,000 population. The 2016 alcohol-specific deaths rate continues to remain unchanged since 2013 in the UK, but is still higher than observed 15 years ago. In 2016, the male alcohol-specific death rate continues to be more than double the rate among females.
Freely available online

GOV.UK

  1. Journey times to key services by local authority (JTS04)
  2. Ad hoc journey times analysis (JTS10)
  3. Journey times connectivity (JTS09)
  4. Journey times to key services by lower super output area (JTS05)

5.UK population and health tables: summer 2017

  • 20 November 2017
  • National Statistics

6.Research Outputs estimating the size of the population in England and Wales: 2017

  • 20 November 2017
  • Official Statistics

7.Births by mothers’ usual area of residence in the UK: 2016

  • 20 November 2017
  • National Statistics

8.Drink-drive rehabilitation scheme data

9.Prison population figures: 2017

10.Traveller caravan count: July 2017

11.Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Final August, Provisional September 2017

  • 16 November 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

12.Direct access audiology waiting times for September 2017

  • 16 November 2017
  • NHS England
  • Official Statistics

13.Out of Area Placements in Mental Health Services Sep 2017

  • 16 November 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

14.NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators November 2017 Release

  • 16 November 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • National Statistics

15.Marriages in England and Wales: 2015

  • 16 November 2017
  • National Statistics

16.Walking and cycling (TSGB11)

17.Pollutants, emissions and noise (ENV03)

18.Transport and disability (TSGB12)

 

Regional Annual Population Survey (APS): New Country of Birth and Nationality datasets released (15/11/2017)Claimant Count / JSA: October 2017 figures released (15/11/2017)NHS DigitalPublished: 17 November 2017 – This publication covers the learning disabilities health check scheme Quarters 1 and 2, 2017-18, EnglandExperimentalOut of Area Placements in Mental Health Services September 2017 NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators – November 2017 Release Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC), Annual Report, England 2016-17 Published: 15 November 2017. This report provides the key findings from the annual Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) data collection for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. These are experimental statistics on local authority Safeguarding activity. This year will be the second year of data following the Care Act 2014 becoming law, making Safeguarding mandatory for all local authorities to do. 15/11/2017 | Supreme Court backs minimum alcohol price

 

The UK’s Faculty of Public Health

Experimental

Published: 16 November 2017. The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) is a set of indicators developed by the Department of Health to monitor the health outcomes of adults and children in England. The framework provides an overview of how the NHS is performing. This report provides information about the indicators updated in this release.

Published: 16 November 2017 – This publication covers Out of Area Placements in Mental Health Services

Published: 16 November 2017 – This release presents experimental statistics from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS). This replaces the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dataset (MHLDDS). As well as analysis of waiting times this release includes elements of the reports that were previously included in monthly reports produced from final MHLDDS submissions. It also includes some new measures. New measures are noted in the accompanying metadata file.

NOMIS

Alcohol-specific deaths in the UK: registered in 2016, (ONS, 7 November 2017)

 

BBC

Week Commencing 12 November 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Among Young People in England – 2016 [National Statistic].
NHS Digital; 2017.
https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30132
This report contains results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils in England in years 7 to 11 (mostly aged 11 to 15). 12,051 pupils in 177 schools completed questionnaires in the autumn term of 2016.
Freely available online

Children’s voices: a review of evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children with mental health needs in England.
Children’s Commissioner for England; 2017.
https://www.childrenscommissioner.gov.uk/publication/childrens-voices-the-wellbeing-of-children-with-mental-health-needs-in-england/
This report summarises the published qualitative evidence on the subjective wellbeing of children with mental health needs and draws out key findings from the evidence, identifying important gaps.
Freely available online

Children and young people’s mental health—the role of education: Government Response to the First Joint Report of the Education and Health Committees of Session 2016–17.
House of Commons Education and Health Committees; 2017.
https://publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201719/cmselect/cmeduc/451/45102.htm
The House of Commons Education and Health Committees have published this document which sets out the Government’s response to the inquiry on the role of education in children and young people’s mental health.
Freely available online

Alcohol and drug treatment in England: the picture from the 2016-17 data

PHE has published our annual alcohol and drug treatment statistics for 2016-17. These are based on data collected by the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) from alcohol and drug services across England.  Source: PHE

Health At A Glance 2017

This report outlines the latest comparable data and trends on different aspects of the performance of health systems in OECD countries. The analysis of the UK health system finds that the overall health of Britons is similar to the OECD average and that access to care is generally strong but that the indicators for quality of care are below the OECD average.    Source: OECD/King’s Fund

The Efficacy Of Public Health Spending

This briefing examines the spending, access and cost-effectiveness of four areas of public health spending in the UK: smoking, physical health, obesity and alcohol.  Source: Tax Payers’ Alliance/King’s Fund

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

 

GOV.UK

  1. Youth custody data

2.Prison population figures: 2017

3.English Housing Survey 2015 to 2016: headline report

4.Education and training statistics for the UK: 2017

5.Fire statistics data tables

  • 9 November 2017
  • Home Office
  • Statistical data set
  • Part of a collection: Fire statistics

6.Seizures of drugs in England and Wales, financial year ending 2017

7.Families and households in the UK: 2017

  • 8 November 2017
  • National Statistics

8.Education and training statistics for the UK: 2016

9.Liver disease profiles: November 2017 update

  • 7 November 2017
  • Official Statistics

10.Wider Determinants of Health: November 2017 update

  • 7 November 2017
  • Official Statistics

11.Local tobacco control profiles for England: November 2017 update

Week Commencing 6 November 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Neglected Minds: a report on mental health support for young people needing care

The mental health needs of young people leaving the care system has been investigated in a report by Barnardo’s. Key findings include that 1 in 4 case files (of care leavers) the person faced a mental health crisis at some point after leaving care.

Source: Barnados

Many teenagers reporting symptoms of depression

The Millenium Cohort Study shows that symptoms of depression and anxiety were similar for boys and girls up to the age of 11 (as reported by parents). However at the age of 14, the cohort shows increasing gender differences (based on both self-report and responses from parents).

How alcohol and drug treatment helps to reduce crime

There is a well-established and complex link between drugs, alcohol and crime, and in the recent years there has been a particular emphasis on the links between drug misuse and offending.

We know that people who misuse drugs are more likely to have been involved in crime, but we also know that drug treatment can help to prevent it.

Source: PHE

Suicide Prevention Planning Guidance – One Year On

Source: PHE

Multiple illnesses and end-of-life care drive high healthcare costs in old age

Ageing on its own does not drive healthcare costs. Instead, this research found that the increasing number of health conditions and age-related impairments along with the proximity to death are more strongly linked to healthcare costs than age alone.

This UK study investigated healthcare costs in people over 80 years old. Costs increased to the mid-90s before declining again. Proximity to death was the strongest predictor of cost, which was higher for people aged 80-84: £10,027 per year versus £7,021 per year for those over 100. Multiple illnesses also had a strong influence, with each additional health complaint progressively increasing costs.

This suggests that to provide person-centred and efficient healthcare services for all, planning should take account of the number and types of conditions rather than age alone.

Source: NIHR Signals

Sport, dance and physical activity: secondary analysis
This report published by the What Works Wellbeing explores the relationship between subjective wellbeing (SWB) and participation in sport or physical activity among healthy people aged 16 to 25. This relationship is studied by analysing data from four large samples

Source: UK Health Forum

London turns the tide on an 8 year surge of gonorrhoea

A new report from Public Health England (PHE) shows the number of new cases of Gonorrhoea dropped by 19% between 2015 and 2016. This is a reassuring reversal of increasing trends of the disease since 2009, which has been attributed to higher testing rates and practising safe sex.

The Regulation Of E-Cigarettes

This briefing provides an overview on the regulation of e-cigarettes in the UK and across Europe. It also outlines new product requirements for e-cigarettes and identifies where national regulations have gone beyond what is in EU regulations.

Source: House of Commons Library/King’s Fund

PHE October Bulletin

New local authority first public health dashboard 

As part of a wider government commitment to support greater transparency across the public sector, PHE has published a new local authority public health dashboard. The dashboard will support local councillors and senior council officers in making decisions on how they prioritise resources across a range of public health service areas. An initial version has been published now and suggestions will be sought on how to improve it so that we can launch it in full in the summer of 2018. It uses existing published data and therefore complements the range of tools PHE provides to support local government in their role as the local leaders for the public’s health. We hope that this dashboard will be helpful in raising the profile of public health services locally and ultimately having a positive impact on health outcomes.

Using local health data to address health inequalities

https://publichealthmatters.blog.gov.uk/2017/10/12/using-local-health-data-to-address-health-inequalities/

Neighbourhood Statistics

2.Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England 2016

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

Moving more, ageing well

 

This report highlights the need for innovative solutions for keeping older people active and independent that could save billions of pounds in NHS and social care costs by preventing disease. It recommends that teaching health and social care professionals such as pharmacists and Meals on Wheels staff to deliver exercise interventions, could be key to curtailing the UK’s growing ageing crisis.
Report

 

 

 

 

 

Stoptober 2016 campaign evaluation

 

Stoptober is a major annual event to encourage smokers to quit for 28 days in October with the aim of stopping smoking permanently. This report provides a summary evaluation of Stoptober quit smoking, health-marketing campaign activity in 2016.
Report

 

 

 

 

 

Smoking, drinking and drug use among young people in England: 2016
This report contains results from an annual survey of secondary school pupils in England and it presents information on the percentage of pupils who have ever smoked, tried alcohol or taken drugs. The report also explores the attitudes of school children towards smoking and drinking.
Report

 

 

 

News and analysis

PHE Digital

Data

Week Commencing 30 October 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Report calls for better mental health support in the workplace

“Up to 300,000 people with long-term mental health problems have to leave their jobs each year, a report says,” writes BBC News. This was just one of the UK media outlets that published the findings of a report looking at the extent of mental ill health in the workplace, and the related economic and social costs.

Source: Behind the Headlines

Local analysis of elderly care beds

Which? have used ONS and CQC data to estimate the change in number of care home beds required to maintain supply at the current level to 2022, for the population aged 80 or over in each Local Authority area.

Source: Which

Moving More, Ageing Well

This report highlights the need for innovative solutions for keeping older people active and independent that could save billions of pounds in NHS and social care costs by preventing disease. It recommends that teaching health and social care professionals such as pharmacists and Meals on Wheels staff to deliver exercise interventions, could be key to curtailing the UK’s growing ageing crisis.

Source: Ukactive/King’s Fund

Tobacco Control Policy Overview

The Government’s new tobacco control plan was published in 2017, and seeks to reduce smoking overall and target this inequality in smoking rates. This briefing paper provides a summary on the tobacco control plan, tobacco control policies and smoking cessation services.

Source: House of Commons Library/King’s Fund

Stoptober 2016 Campaign Evaluation

Stoptober is a major annual event to encourage smokers to quit for 28 days in October with the aim of stopping smoking permanently. This report provides a summary evaluation of Stoptober quit smoking health marketing campaign activity in 2016.

Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

NHS Pressures: Future Trends

This analysis of NHS admissions and waiting times data estimates that emergency department attendances could increase to 24 million between October 2017 and September 2018. During this period, the analysis also projects that the number of patients failing to be treated within four hours of arrival at hospital could rise by 370,000.

Source: BMA/King’s Fund

Gov.uk

  1. Quarterly statistics on reported road accidents (RAS45)
  2. Reported road casualties Great Britain, provisional estimates: April to June 2017

1.Maternity Services Monthly Statistics June 2017

  • 1 November 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

2.Children living in long-term workless households, UK: 2016

  • 1 November 2017
  • National Statistics

3.Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET): January to June 2017

  • 31 October 2017
  • Welsh Government
  • National Statistics

4.Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England April 2017 to June 2017

  • 31 October 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

5.The impact of using the new definition of alcohol-specific deaths

  • 27 October 2017
  • Official Statistics

6.Crime outcomes in England and Wales, year to June 2017: data tables: second edition

Statistics and data

 

Statistics and data

 

NHS Digital

·Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England – April 2017 to June 2017

Published: 31 October 2017

UK Health Forum

13 September 2017The UK Health Forum (UKHF) fully supports the detailed response to this consultation by the Alcohol Health Alliance and we have answered those questions which align with our areas of interest and expertise. In summary we propose; a definition which allows comparison across the four nations of the…

Week Commencing 16 October 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

2016/17 childhood vaccination coverage

NHS Digital have released 2016/17 childhood vaccination coverage figures, including a new dashboard. Most of the national vaccination coverage rates have declined nationally and locally over the past year. Coverage was below target in Hackney and the City of London for each vaccination.

Source: NHS Digital

Children’s Mental Healthcare In England

This report sets out the views, perspectives and experiences of children with mental health needs and gives anonymous first-hand accounts of children in England aged 17 and under who have dealt with mental health illnesses. It highlights the discrepancy and inequalities between children’s and adult’s mental health services and makes recommendation to transform provision and improve access to services. An accompanying evidence review uses qualitative research to explore the limited awareness of mental health issues in young people, focusing on their perception of mental health.

Source: Children’s Commissioner/King’s Fund

Health Matters: preventing ill health from alcohol and tobacco use

Welcome to the latest edition of PHE’s Health Matters, a resource for local authorities and health professionals, which for this edition focuses on preventing ill health caused by alcohol and tobacco use.

Source: PHE

Reducing health inequalities: system scale and sustainability

Reducing health inequalities is at the heart of public health and PHE’s priorities.

Source: PHE

The Impact Of Homelessness On Health: A Guide For Local Authorities

This report warns that that the rising number of older homeless will create significant extra pressures for councils, such as in providing housing and social care. The report aims to support local authorities in protecting and improving their population’s health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, by tackling homelessness and its causes.

Source: Local Government Association (LGA)/King’s Fund

 

Mental Health Service Models For Young People

In 2015, the government committed five years of extra funding for children and young people’s mental health services (CYPMHS). All areas of England were required to submit plans outlining how they will improve their services by 2020. This POSTnote describes some of the new models of CYPMHS and examines the challenges to their effective implementation.

Source: Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology/King’s Fund

 

Mental Health In Prisons

This report looks at the provision of mental healthcare in prison, and efforts to maintain prisoner well-being. We also considered routes out of prison, including continuity of care into the community and transfer to secure hospital.

Source: NAO/King’s Fund

 

Serious games for mental health: you cannot be serious!
The Mental Elf; 2017.
https://www.nationalelfservice.net/treatment/digital-health/serious-games-for-mental-health-you-cannot-be-serious/
[The first systematic review with meta-analysis of serious games for mental health asks: are they accessible, feasible and effective?]
Freely available online

 

Quit success rates in England 2007-2017.
Brown J. Smoking in Britain 2017;5:1-8.
New data published in a University College of London report shows quitting smoking success rates are at their highest for at least a decade, up to 19.8 per cent for the first six months of this year, significantly higher than the average for the past 10 years (15.7 per cent). The report coincides with the launch of the Stoptober quit smoking challenge, which has inspired more than one and a half million people to attempt to give up smoking since 2012.
Freely available online

 

The proportion of mothers with dependent children in full-time work

New ONS figures show a rise in the proportion of mothers with dependent children in full-time work since 1996.  New research has shown that breaks from the labour force to care for family are associated with long term lower rates of disability and mortality, controlling for socioeconomic factors.

Source: ONS

 

Health assets profile
The Health Assets profile has been developed by Public Health England’s (PHE’s) Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service to support local authorities in assessing the level of health assets or protective factors that influence health in their area.

Source: UK Health Forum

 

NHS Indicators: England, October 2017

The House of Commons Library, has published a summary of performance indicators and demand levels for NHS services in England. Covers areas such as: A&E statistics, waiting lists, ambulance data, delayed charges, and staffing levels including doctors and nurses.

Source: House of Commons Library

Ethnicity facts and figures

In the UK, 87% of people are White, and 13% belong to a Black, Asian, Mixed or Other ethnic group. Use this service to find information about the different experiences of people from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. It gathers data collected by government in one place, making it available to the public, specialists and charities.

Source: HM Government

 

Race Disparity Audit

This report provides an overview of the main findings from the first release of data from the Race Disparity Audit.

Source: Cabinet Office

 

Neighbourhood Statistics

Birth characteristics in England and Wales: 2016

16 October 2017 (confirmed)

 

3.Youth custody data

4.Secondary school performance tables in England: 2016 to 2017

5.Destinations of KS4 and KS5 pupils: 2016

6.GCSE and equivalent results: 2016 to 2017 (provisional)

7.A level and other 16 to 18 results: 2016 to 2017 (provisional)

8.Local Health: October 2017 update

  • 12 October 2017
  • Official Statistics

9.Living abroad: dynamics of migration between Britain and the EU2

  • 11 October 2017
  • Official Statistics

10.Population statistics research update: October 2017

  • 11 October 2017
  • Official Statistics

Week Commencing 9 October 2017

CURRENT AWARENESS BULLETIN

New PHE figures show decline in HIV diagnosis rates

Public Health England (PHE) figures show there has been a significant decline in new diagnoses of HIV in the UK in gay and bisexual men.

Source: PHE

 

The impact of homelessness on health: a guide for local authorities

This briefing aims to support local authorities in protecting and improving their population’s health and wellbeing, and reducing health inequalities, by tackling homelessness and its causes.

Source: Local Government Association

 

Adult And Older Adult Mental Health Services 2012-2016

The NHS Benchmarking Network has made their mental health data available to the Centre for Mental Health to provide an independent commentary on what the data suggests about mental health provision in England and Wales between 2012 and 2016.

Source: Centre for Mental Health/ King’s Fund

 

Child Weight Management Services: Collect And Record Data

This tool supports the consistent collection and reporting of outcomes in tier 2 child weight management services.

Source: PHE/King’s Fund

 

Britain’s Demographic Challenge: The Implications Of The UK’s Rapidly Increasing Population

This report looks at the scale of the growing population of the UK, sets it in historical and international context and considers the challenges that it will present. It considers the implications including the need for new hospitals, schools, roads, jobs and leisure facilities.

Source: Civitas/King’s Fund

 

 

ONS

Population statistics research update:  October 2017

https://www.ons.gov.uk/releases/populationstatisticsresearchupdateoctober2017

 

NHS England

Half of adults aged 55 and over have experienced common mental health problems, say Age UK

6 October 2017

The charity is joining forces with NHS England to encourage older people to seek help and is calling on GPs to spot the warning signs. Nearly half of adults (7.7million) aged 55+ say they have experienced depression and around the same number (7.3 million) have suffered with anxiety, according to new YouGov research for the […]

 

New guidance for community pharmacies claiming quality payments

2 October 2017

NHS England has issued new guidance for community pharmacies wishing to claim payments this year under the Quality Payments Scheme.

 

GOV.UK

  1. Prison population figures: 2017

2.Sexual and Reproductive Health Services, England 2016 to 2017

  • 5 October 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • National Statistics

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

 

 

BBC

 

Child and teen obesity spreading across the globe  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41550159

Week Commencing 11 September 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Better Mental Health: JSNA Toolkit

This toolkit aims to support the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) process in relation to mental health needs. It links mental health data, policy and knowledge to help planners understand needs within the local population and assess local services.

Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

Stocktake Of Local Mental Health Prevention Planning Arrangements

This report, commissioned by PHE and written by The King’s Fund, provides a high-level summary of how local areas are currently incorporating mental health promotion and prevention of mental ill-health in their planning processes. The findings are based primarily on a content analysis of key planning documents in 35 local areas. This included a random sample of 16 areas across England and 19 areas selected as possible examples of transferable effective practice.

Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

Sexual Health, Reproductive Health And HIV: A Review Of Commissioning

This report outlines the findings of a 2016 survey, carried out jointly with the Association of Directors of Public Health, which aimed to gain a clear picture of the commissioning arrangements for sexual health, reproductive health and HIV services. The survey found that whilst there has been progress in improving services and the development of collaborative approaches there is also evidence of structural concerns which have the potential to impede effective commissioning. Key findings from the survey highlight the fragmentation of commissioning, barriers to access for those at greatest risk, increasing financial pressures and patient demand, and workforce concerns.

Source: PHE/King’s Fund

Diet, nutrition, physical activity and colorectal cancer 

The report produced by World Cancer Research Fund International is the most rigorous, systematic, global analysis of the scientific research currently available on diet, weight, physical activity and colorectal cancer, and which of these factors increase or decrease the risk of developing the disease.

Source: UK Health Forum

Housing Our Ageing Population: Learning From Councils Meeting The Housing Need For Our Ageing Population

This report argues that the number of specialist homes for older people will need to increase by 400,000 units in less than 20 years as a result of our ageing population. It calls for the government to help support a residential revolution for older people’s housing by giving councils the tools to deliver more housing that supports positive and healthy ageing. This includes planning powers to ensure developers build quality homes and infrastructure that are well designed to support positive ageing and long term sustainable funding for councils to adapt existing homes to help support older people remain in their homes for longer and to support positive ageing.

Source: Local Government Association (LGA)/King’s Fund

 

Statistics and data

 

Statistics and data

 

Pharmacy: a way forward for public health – opportunities for action through pharmacy for public health

This guidance sets out a range of opportunities for pharmacy teams working in communities, and through their daily interactions with patients and the public, to play an important role in protecting and improving the health of the nation.

Guidance
PHE publications
 

Statistics and data

ONS

Week Commencing 4 September 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Next stage of world-leading childhood obesity plan announced

Public Health England (PHE) announces plans to consider the evidence, set guidelines and closely monitor progress on calorie reduction.

Source: PHE

 

NHS Health Check 40-64 Dementia Pilot Research Findings

This report summarises the findings from a pilot project into the effectiveness of dementia risk reduction messaging in NHS Health Checks. It found that the pilot project showed promise in shifting public awareness and understanding of dementia risk with 75 per cent of the 164 participants recalling the advice on dementia risk and 80 per cent reporting that the advice would impact on their behaviour.

Source: Alzheimer’s Society/King’s Fund

 

National Maternity And Perinatal Audit: Organisational Report 2017

This report finds large increase in midwife-led units co-located with obstetric units, increasing birthplace choice for pregnant women but also describes variation in availability of staff, facilities and services.

Source: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)/King’s Fund

 

‘Junk food’ may increase cancer risk in ‘healthy weight’ women

“Women who eat junk food such as burgers or pizza are increasing their risk of cancer even if they’re not overweight, new research has warned,” reports the Daily Mail.

Source: Behind the Headlines

 

Health in all policies self-assessment tool

Public health made the formal transfer to local government in April 2013 and has made great strides in the last four years to tackle the wider social and economic determinants of poor health by moving into a phase of transformational change.

Source: LGA

 

On measuring the number of vulnerable children in England

A new Children’s Commissioner report examines measures of the number of vulnerable children in England.  The paper discusses 32 different definitions, and calls for interested parties to participate in further work.

Source: Children’s Commissioner for England

 

Marmot indicators

The Institute of Health Equity have produced a briefing on the latest Marmot Indicators. The Marmot indicators relate to life expectancy, healthy ageing and the social determinants of health.

Source: Institute of Health Equity

 

Perinatal mental health profile

This profile is designed to support planners, providers and stakeholders to plan services, undertake needs assessments and benchmark against similar populations. It brings together available metrics around mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies aged <1 year. It includes metrics at local authority, CCG, and Acute Trust level.

Source: PHE

 

International NHS competition sets out the winning design for life

People could get discounts off their shopping in exchange for exercising as part of plans that have won an international healthy living challenge laid down by NHS England.

Source: NHS England

 

Kings Fund

Statistics and data

Getting serious about public mental health

https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/blog/2017/09/getting-serious-about-public-mental-health

 

NOMIS

Latest news

DWP benefits: February 2017 data released (16/08/2017)

Claimant Count / Jobseekers Allowance: July 2017 data released (16/08/2017)

 

NHS Digital

2.Rural housing statistics

3.Rural health statistics

4.Rural transport, travel and accessibility statistics

5.Children’s social care data in England 2017

6.Deaths registered in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 18 Aug 2017

  • 30 August 2017
  • National Statistics

7.Working and workless households in the UK: Apr to June 2017

  • 30 August 2017
  • National Statistics

8.Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2017

Week Commencing 7 August 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Inpatient Provision For Children And Young People With Mental Health Problems

This report examines the state of child and adolescent mental health inpatient services in England. It explores the latest evidence and NHS data on admissions, quality of care, staffing and capacity. It highlights five challenges to raising standards in young people’s mental health provision.   Source: Education Policy Institute/King’s Fund

 

Food environment assessment tool (Feat)
CEDAR and the MRC Epidemiology Unit at the University of Cambridge, have developed a tool to map, measure and monitor regional and neighbourhood access to a range of food outlet types, across the whole of England, including changes over time.

Source: UK Health Forum

 

Local Alcohol Consumption Survey  Source: PHE

 

New NIHR Highlight on Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

A new Highlight of NIHR research into the management and treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) has just been published.

The Highlight features research into psychological and pharmacological treatment options and new research on using self-help materials, combined with modest levels of support from mental health practitioners.  Source: UK Health Forum

 

Unmet need for care

This report, conducted in partnership with the NIHR School for Social Care Research, NatCen Social Research, Age UK and Independent Age, highlights the experiences of unmet need for care among older people living in their own homes. It finds that despite varying measures of unmet need, by any measure over half of older people with care needs have unmet needs. People eligible for local authority support as well as self-funders are affected by unmet need and those who live alone are particularly vulnerable.  Source: Ipsos Mori

Sexual And Reproductive Health: Time To Act

This report warns that years of improvement in the quality of sexual and reproductive healthcare being delivered to patients is at risk due to the bureaucratic, financial and training barriers facing GPs and practice teams. It finds that GPs fear rates of teenage pregnancy and transmission of sexually transmitted diseases will rise – reversing current trends – as vulnerable patients are being excluded from accessing the most appropriate forms of contraception, and that health inequalities are being widened as a result.  Source: Royal College of General Practitioners

 

Kings Fund

Statistics and data

BBC

Poorest pupils ‘two years behind when they sit GCSEs’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40801167

 

Students paying ‘£1,000 an hour’ for tuition  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40790358

 

Gov.uk (Transport)

  1. Reported drinking and driving (RAS51)
  2. Biofuel statistics: Year 9 (2016 to 2017), report 4
  3. Reported road casualties in Great Britain: accidents involving illegal alcohol levels: 2015 (final)
    • 3 August 2017
    • National Statistics

Part of a collection: Road accidents and safety statistics

 

NHS Digital

1.Prescribing for diabetes in England – 2006/07 to 2016/17 [PAS] 

Published: 1 August 2017.

2.Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators for England – April 2017, by provider
Published: 1 August 2017. This publication has been delayed from 28 July due to operational reasons.

  1. Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and Accident and Emergency data – April 2017 – May 2017
    Published: 1 August 2017. This publication has been delayed from 28 July due to operational reasons.

4.Maternity Services Monthly Statistics – March 2017, Experimental statistics Published: 2 August 2017.

5.Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England – 2016/17
Published: 3 August 2017.

 

GOV.UK

1.What has happened to the income of retired households over the past 40 years?

  • 8 August 2017
  • Official Statistics

2.Prison population figures: 2017

3.Drink-drive rehabilitation scheme data

4.Reported drinking and driving (RAS51)

5.Widening participation in higher education: 2017

6.Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2017

7.End of Life Care Profiles: August 2017

  • 1 August 2017
  • Official Statistics

8.update

9.Public health outcomes framework: August 2017 data update

Week Commencing 24 July 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Child Sexual Exploitation: Prevention And Intervention

This report summarises the emerging evidence from the UK on the issue of child sexual exploitation. It provides practice examples to support local public health leaders to establish a public health framework for prevention and intervention. The accompanying literature search is a summary of the latest international research about effective interventions to prevent child sexual abuse and child sexual exploitation.  Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

Annual diabetes checks reduce mortality risk for people with diabetes

People with diabetes who have had annual diabetes checks regularly in the preceding seven years have a mortality rate which is half the rate of those who have not, according to the latest publication from the National Diabetes Audit 2015-161.   Source: NHS Digital

Analysis Of Minor Ailment Services And Data

These briefings provide details of analysis carried out by Pinnacle Health Partnership of community pharmacy data of minor ailment services. It provides details of service provision of minor ailment services in England, the conditions that the services treat, and patient demographic data.   Source: Pharmaceutical Services Negotiating Committee (PSNC)/King’s Fund

Health Profile For England

This report draws on population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. It finds that life expectancy has now reached 79.5 years for men and 83.1 years for women but that much of this extra time is spent in poor health. A major theme of the report is health inequalities as the data shows that in the wealthiest areas, people enjoy nearly 20 more years in good health than those in the poorest areas.  Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

Public Health Outcomes Framework: Health Equity Report: Focus On Ethnicity

This report presents analysis and commentary on inequalities for 18 indicators from the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). PHE is using the PHOF indicators to monitor progress to reduce health inequalities in England. This report brings together recent data and provides an indication of trends where possible. It is also designed to help health and social care organisations understand inequalities for different populations and supports these organisations to address the inequalities in health outcomes.  Source: Public Health England (PHE)/King’s Fund

NHS Digital

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics – Final April, Provisional May 2017
Published: 20 July 2017.

GOV.UK

2.Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics final April, provisional May 2017

  • 20 July 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

3.Alcohol usage in the UK armed forces: 1 June 2016 to 31 May 2017

  • 20 July 2017
  • Official StatisticsKing’s Fund
Statistics and data
Guidance, policy and research
Health profile for England

This report by Public Health England draws on population health data to give an overall picture of the health of England. It finds that life expectancy has now reached 79.5 years for men and 83.1 years for women but that much of this extra time is spent in poor health. A major theme of the report is health inequalities as the data shows that in the wealthiest areas, people enjoy nearly 20 more years in good health than those in the poorest areas.

Report

 

 

Public health outcomes framework: health equity report: focus on ethnicity

This report presents analysis and commentary on inequalities for 18 indicators from the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). The PHOF indicators are being used to monitor progress to reduce health inequalities in England. This report brings together recent data and provides an indication of trends where possible. It is also designed to help health and social care organisations understand inequalities for different populations and supports these organisations to address the inequalities in health outcomes.

Report
Public Health England

 

2017 drug strategy

This strategy sets out how the government and its partners, at local, national and international levels, will take new action to tackle drug misuse and the harms it causes. It builds on an existing approach to preventing drug misuse, supporting people to recover from dependence and restricting the supply of drugs.

Report
Home Office
Smokefree: the first ten years

This report finds that since the introduction of smokefree legislation in England ten years ago, there has been significant growth in support for this and other legislation introduced by government, particularly among smokers themselves. The results from a public opinion survey also reveals increasing public support for further measures such as a licensing scheme for tobacco retailers and a levy on the tobacco industry to pay for measures to reduce smoking prevalence.

Report
Action on Smoking and Health
Carers UK
State of caring 2017

This report finds that four in ten unpaid carers have not had a break in over one year, whilst one in four had not received a single day away from caring in five years. It also found that carers most frequently listed access to breaks as one of three factors which could make a difference in their lives (42 per cent). Carers who had not had a break in a year or more reported a deterioration in their health, both mentally (73 per cent) and physically (65 per cent). The research also charts a growing anxiety around the level of support that will be available against a backdrop of cuts to adult social care services.

Report
Press release

 

Department of Health (DH)
Towards a smokefree generation: a tobacco control plan for England

This document outlines the government’s plans to reduce smoking in England, with the aim of creating a smokefree generation. The objectives of the plan are to reduce the number of 15 year olds who regularly smoke; reduce smoking among adults in England; reduce the inequality gap in smoking prevalence; and reduce the prevalence of smoking in pregnancy. The aim is to achieve these objectives by the end of 2022.

Guidance
DH publications
Statistics and data
Statistics and data

BBC

Half of pupils expelled from school ‘mentally ill’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40667089

Children in temporary housing up a third since 2014 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40685901

Week Commencing 17 July 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

On Measuring The Number Of Vulnerable Children In England

This report looks at the scale of vulnerability among children in England. It brings together a range of information held by various government departments, agencies and others. It finds, among other things, that there are 800,000 children suffering from mental health difficulties.  Source: Children’s Commissioner

Against the odds: Evaluation of the Mind Birmingham Up My Street programme

The Centre of Mental Health evaluates three projects aimed at improvement young black men’s mental health. They found the projects successfully improved young black men’s wellbeing, and recommend lessons learned from this should be rolled out nationally.

 

Being mindful of mental health: the role of local government in mental health and wellbeing

This report explores how councils influence the mental wellbeing of our communities and how council services, from social care to parks to open spaces to education to housing, help to make up the fabric of mental health support for the people in our communities.  Source: LGA

 

Economic activity and health 

A study examining a cohort of 25 year olds in England found that those with a though better than the unemployed.  Shift work was also associated with relatively poor health.  Source: Institute of Education

Surviving or Thriving? The state of the UK’s mental health

In March 2017, commissioned by the Mental Health Foundation, NatCen conducted a survey amongst its panel members in England, Scotland and Wales. This aimed to understand the prevalence of self-reported mental health problems, levels of positive and negative mental health in the population, and the actions people take to deal with the stressors in their lives. 2,290 interviews were completed, with 82% online and 18% by phone.  Source: UK Health Forum

8 out of 10 patients are positive about GPs – new survey

As the NHS treats more patients than ever before, a new nationwide survey shows the majority of people are positive about their GP care – with almost 85 per cent rating their overall experience of their GP surgery as good.  Source: NHS England

Annual statistical publication for FGM shows 5,391 newly recorded cases during 2016-17  Source: NHS Digital

Meeting the public health needs of the armed forces

This resource has been developed for local authorities, local Defence Medical Services and those supporting the health needs of the armed forces community in England to help support and strengthen local relationships to meet the public health needs of armed forces populations.  Source: LGA

 

Wider Determinants of Health: May 2017

The Wider Determinants of Health data tool has been updated by Public Health England (PHE).
The tool brings together available indicators at England and local authority levels on the wider determinants of health with links to further resources.
It is designed to:
•draw attention to the broad range of individual, social and environmental factors which influence our health
•provide the public health system with intelligence on the wider determinants of health to help improve population health and reduce health inequalities
This update contains:
•3 new indicators
•more recent data for 4 indicators

Source: UK Health Forum

 

Current Awareness Bulletin

Health Matters: Child dental health

This resource for local authorities and health professionals, brings together the important facts and figures on child dental health and evidence of effective interventions to prevent tooth decay in children under five.  Source: PHE

Secondary school staff get mental health ‘first aid’ training

From June 2017, teachers in secondary schools around the country will take part in a new training programme to help them identify and respond to early signs of mental health issues in children.  Source: DoH et al

The sedentary profile of primary care patients

This study established the factors that influence sedentary behaviours in the primary care population which can help inform the development and targeting of promotional strategies.  Source: Journal of Public Health

Adult smoking habits in the UK: 2016  Source: ONS

 

Kings Fund

 

 

 

Kings fund

Statistics and data

NHS Digital

5.FE data library: vocational qualifications

6.Attitudes and satisfaction

7.Further education and skills: July 2017

8.Journey times to key services (JTS01)

9.Vocational qualifications dataset

  • 13 July 2017
  • Statistical data set

 

BBC

Pub smoking ban: 10 charts that show the impact  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40444460

Children ‘exercise less as they get older’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-40609517

 

 

 

NHS Digital

       Published: 31 May 2017.

 

GOV.UK

2.Rural housing statistics

3.Rural education statistics

4.Live tables on house building: new build dwellings

  • 25 May 2017
  • Statistical data set

5.House building: new build dwellings, England: January to March 2017

6.NEET statistics quarterly brief: January to March 2017

7.Rural health statistics

8.Young people not in education, employment or training (NEET), UK: May 2017

  • 25 May 2017
  • National Statistics

9.Traveller caravan count: January 2017

10.Immigration statistics, January to March 2017

11.Cancer registration statistics, England: 2015

  • 24 May 2017
  • ONS and PHE
  • National Statistics

12.Deaths registered in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 12 May 2017

  • 23 May 2017
  • National Statistics

13.Conceptions to women aged under 18 in England and Wales: Jan to Mar 2016

  • 23 May 2017
  • National Statistics

BBC

Tories accused of ‘sleight of hand’ on manifesto grammar schools data  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40043891

Week Commencing 22 May 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Population Mental Health Promotion for Children and Youth

Mental health is a public health priority that requires competent, confident front-line staff to work in collaboration with others to build healthy and resilient communities, and engage with individuals and families to provide appropriate supports.

The six NCCs for Public Health (Canada) collaborated on a project focused on population mental health promotion for children and youth. Together, they aimed to mobilize public health knowledge and action by clarifying key concepts and exploring the public health role. The project has resulted in a collection of topical papers, alongside general resources, including background information and a resource scan, to help public health practitioners engage with the topic from a variety of perspectives.

The Population mental health promotion for children and youth collection includes:

General resources

Adolescent Obesity And Related Behaviours: Trends And Inequalities In The WHO European Region, 2002–2014

This report reveals that the number of obese adolescents is continuing to rise in many countries across the WHO European Region. It highlights persisting inequalities in obesity among young people and indicates that ongoing health promotion and disease prevention efforts aimed at reducing childhood obesity are failing to adequately reach these groups.

Source: WHO/King’s Fund

Mental Health And New Models Of Care: Lessons From The Vanguards

While some of the vanguard sites developing new care models report promising early results from adopting a whole-person approach, the full opportunities to improve care through integrated approaches to mental health have not yet been realised. This report draws on recent research with vanguard sites in England, conducted in partnership with the Royal College of Psychiatrists. It finds that where new models of care have been used to remove the barriers between mental health and other parts of the health system, local professionals saw this as being highly valuable in improving care for patients and service users. It concludes that there remains much to be done to fully embed mental health into integrated care teams, primary care, urgent and emergency care pathways, and in work on population health.  Source: The King’s Fund

Indicators of social capital in the UK

A new ONS data release tracks. The figures show a continued decline in the proportion of people who meet socially with friends, relatives or colleagues once a week. The proportion of people who volunteer has risen, as has the proportion who care for somebody.  Source: ONS

 

GOV.UK

  1. Deaths registered in England and Wales, provisional: week ending 12 May 2017
    • 23 May 2017
    • National Statistics

2.Recorded Dementia Diagnoses April 2017

  • 19 May 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

3.Conceptions to women aged under 18 in England and Wales: Jan to Mar 2016

  • 23 May 2017
  • ONS
  • National Statistics

4.Prison population figures: 2017

5.Pupil absence in schools in England: autumn term 2016

  1. Provisional road traffic estimates, Great Britain: April 2016 to March 2017

NHS Digital

1.NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators – May 2017 Release [NS]
Published: 18 May 2017.

2.Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators for England – February 2017, by provider
Published: 18 May 2017.
This publication has been brought forward from 19 May due to earlier availability of pre-published data.

3.Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and Accident and Emergency data – April 2016 – March 2017 (M12)
Published: 18 May 2017.
This publication has been brought forward from 19 May due to earlier availability of pre-published data.

4.Recorded Dementia Diagnoses – April 2017
Published: 19 May 2017.

  1. [MI] Patient Online Management Information 2017-18 (April data)
    Published: 22 May 2017.

6.General and Personal Medical Services, England – As at 31 March 2017, Provisional Experimental statistics
Published: 23 May 2017.

 

King’s Fund

Statistics and data

BBC

Cigarettes sold in plain green packs under new rules  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39984887

Instagram ‘worst for young mental health’ http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39955295

 

 

Week Commencing 15 May 2017

Statistics on Alcohol, England, 2017 [National Statistic].
NHS Digital; 2017.
http://www.content.digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB23940
[This statistical report presents a range of information on alcohol use and misuse by adults and children drawn together from a variety of sources for England.]
Freely available online

Prevention of eating disorders: where do we start?

Source: The Mental Elf

Yoga may bring long-term benefits for people with depression

“Yoga can ease depression symptoms, according to the largest study to ever investigate the link,” the Mail Online reports.

Source: Behind the Headlines

 

A supported web-based programme helps people lose weight in the short term

A web-based programme (POWeR) with nurse support helped about 30% of people lose at least 5% of their body weight, maintained for at least 12 months. By comparison, twenty percent of people achieved this with an online information sheet only.  This research does not tell us whether POWeR alone would have provided the same benefit

POWer+ helped more people achieve short-term weight loss but the average weight loss of about 3-4 kg after 12 months was statistically similar for those given information only. The healthy eating online materials tested had previously been shown to help people to control their weight, without expert advice.

The NHS needs low-cost weight loss programmes to tackle the burden of obesity-related disease. This NIHR research showed that the web programme, with phone or email support from nurses, had a modest benefit and was probably cost-effective.  It represents one option that could be offered to patients.

Source: NIHR Signals

 

Turning Up The Volume: Unheard Voices Of People With Dementia

This report contains the findings of a consultation with people affected by dementia. It reveals that nearly half of the UK adults questioned had not started saving for the care and support they might need in the future, and a third agreed that before being asked, they had not considered the cost of dementia care and support. It brings together the views of more than 3,850 people with dementia, carers and the public, in a series of in-depth interviews and face-to-face and online surveys.

Source: Alzheimer’s Society/King’s Fund

 

Urban Green Space Interventions And Health: A Review Of Impacts And Effectiveness

This report aims to fill the knowledge gap on the benefits of urban green spaces. It outlines the results of an evidence review and an assessment of local case studies on urban green space interventions and finds that increasing or improving urban green space can deliver positive health, social and environmental outcomes for all population groups, particularly among lower socioeconomic status groups. It highlights the need to more fully include health and equity outcomes in studies on green space interventions in future.

Source: WHO/King’s Fund

 

 

Faculty of Public Health

GOV.UK

 

Week Commencing 8 May 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

QualityWatch – Focus On: Emergency Hospital Care For Children And Young People

Analysing Hospital Episode Statistics from 2006/07 to 2015/16, this report looks at the use and quality of emergency hospital services for children and young people aged up to 24. It shows changes in patterns of use over time and provides the basis for discussions about the quality of care for children and young people.  Source: Nuffield Trust/King’s Fund

 

Children And Young People’s Mental Health – The Role Of Education

As part of a joint inquiry into children and young people’s mental health, the Health and Education Committees found that financial pressures are restricting the provision of mental health services in schools and colleges. The report suggests that the next Government review the effects of the budget reductions in the education sector.

Source: House of Commons Health Select Committee/King’s Fund

 

UK foodbank use continues to rise

New data from the Trussell Trust shows a continued rise in the use of food banks. The major source of referrals come from benefit delays and changes.

 

Statistics and data

 

BBC

More than half of UK vapers ‘have given up smoking’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-39823325

General election 2017: Conservatives pledge to end mental health ‘injustice’  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39832997

Student mental health costs should be free, according to the Royal College of GPs  http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/article/39750457/student-mental-health-costs-should-be-free-according-to-the-royal-college-of-gps

Air quality: Diesel scrappage scheme being considered  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39818083

General election 2017: Labour proposes junk food ad ban  http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-39838028

 

 

Week Commencing 1 May 2017

Current Awareness Bulletin

Focus On: Emergency Hospital Care For Children And Young People: What Has Changed In The Past 10 Years?

This report draws on emergency hospital admissions data and finds that the number of babies and young children admitted to hospital in an emergency has grown by almost a third over the past decade. The analysis reveals that many children are being admitted to hospital for conditions like asthma and tonsillitis – admissions that could potentially have been avoided with better care and support out of hospital. The report raises questions about where children and young people can access high quality treatment outside of the hospital emergency care setting.  Source: Qualitywatch/King’s Fund

Depression in later life: who benefits most from antidepressants plus exercise?  Source: The Mental Elf

The Impact Of Housing Problems On Mental Health

This report, conducted with ComRes, reveals that over the last five years one in five adults suffer mental health problems due to housing pressures. The research also surveyed the experiences of 20 GPs who highlighted the number of patients diagnosed with anxiety or depression directly due to housing issues and that GPs required greater help to support patients with housing problems.

Source: Shelter/King’s Fund

 

Regular exercise for the over-50s ‘sharpens the mind’

“Doing moderate exercise several times a week is the best way to keep the mind sharp if you’re over 50,” BBC News reports.  Source: Behind the Headlines

 

Article: The cost-effectiveness of population Health Checks: have the NHS Health Checks been unfairly maligned?
The English NHS currently has a policy of providing Health Checks to all 4074 year olds. Administered in primary care, they aim to identify patients at risk of a range of diseases, including diabetes and heart disease, and facilitate care. This study is the first to use observed data on the effectiveness of the Checks to consider whether they represent a cost-effective use of limited NHS resources. The analysis suggests that the significant health and cost-saving benefits from even a modest reduction in mean BMI, coupled with the low costs of the Checks, combine to result in a potentially highly cost-effective policy  Source: UK Health Forum

 

Tobacco packaging design for reducing tobacco use

Source: The Cochrane Library

 

NHS Digital

·Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report – January 2017 Final, February 2017 Provisional + Quarter 3 2016-17
Published: 25 April 2017.

·NHS Sickness Absence Rates – October 2016 to December 2016
Published: 26 April 2017.

·NHS Workforce Statistics – January 2017, Provisional Statistics
Published: 26 April 2017.

·Seven-day Services – England, October 2015 – September 2016, Experimental statistics 
Published: 26 April 2017.

·Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics – Commissioner Census (Assuring Transformation), March 2017, Experimental Statistics
Published: 27 April 2017.

·Statistics on NHS Stop Smoking Services in England – April 2016 to December 2016
Published: 27 April 2017.

·[MI] General and Personal Medical services, England
Published: 27 April 2017.

 

GOV.UK

  1. ENV02 – Air quality statistics
  2. Air quality statistics

3.Police recorded crime and outcomes open data tables

6.Pedal cycle traffic (TRA04)

  • 27 April 2017
  • Statistical data set

7.Crime outcomes in England and Wales, year to December 2016: data tables

8.Fire Statistics: England April 2015 to March 2016

9.Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics Commissioner Census (Assuring Transformation), Mar 2017

  • 27 April 2017
  • NHS Digital
  • Official Statistics

10.Crime in England and Wales: year ending Dec 2016

  • 27 April 2017
  • National Statistics

11.Road traffic estimates in Great Britain: 2016

12.Child obesity and excess weight: small area level data

  • 26 April 2017
  • Official Statistics

13.Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth: 2016 to 2017 quarterly data