PHE’s local health indicators tool – updated data on injuries

Public Health England’s (PHE) child health indicators tool has been updated. It includes information on the health and wellbeing of children and young people.

The indicators are based on those in Child Health Profiles, Early Years Profiles and the Public Health Outcomes Framework.

The great advantage of this tool is that, where possible, it provides information for smaller areas such as electoral wards and middle level super output areas (MSOA) – areas with an average population of 7,200 people (all ages). The information is located on PHE’s Local Health website.

A wide range of indicators of importance for children and young people’s health and wellbeing have been updated, covering topics such as obesity and excess weight; injuries; pregnancy; emergency attendance and hospital admissions; child development; and educational attainment. 

The data on child injuries

The tool includes data on hospital admissions for three age groups for the five-year period 2010/11- 2014/15:

  • children 0-4 years
  • children and young people 0-15 years
  • young people and young adults 15-24 years. 

The tool is available at www.localhealth.org.uk 

If you have any questions about children and young people indicators, please contact Kate Thurland at PHE. 

Making sense of the data – consultancy from CAPT

CAPT’s consultancy service can help you steer your way through different data sources, helping local authority and NHS teams devise strategies and activities to reduce serious childhood injuries that are rooted in the best evidence available.

More information

  1. PHE’s Local Health Website
  2. Chimat, the national child and maternity health network
  3. CAPT’s consultancy service

Contact

Kevin Lowe, Head of Consultancy Services

Tel: 020 7608 7363

Updated September 2016