Health Dashboard

Health dashboard

On this page we capture some data sets below used by health planners, commissioners, and providers to aid their strategic decision making, and a list of useful organisations where you can access relevant health data.

  • Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (opens new window) ASCOF shows data about adult social care by local authority with adult social care responsibility area. It presents 'outcome measures' that may be of use to the housing with care such as quality of life indicators, preventing readmissions into hospital, receiving reablement services after leaving hospital and tackling delayed transfers of care.
  • Better Care Fund forecasting tool (opens new window) This tool from Public Health England forecasts Better Care Fund (BCF) related metrics for Health and Wellbeing Boards and those involved in the BCF planning process. The stated aim of the tool is to help health and local authority commissioners to access data by area that can be used to better manage a patient's 'care pathways' and demand on non-elective admissions.
  • Community Information Data Set (opens new window) Compiled by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, these pages provide high level data on a variety of patients clusters who are in contact with health services, including trends tracking episodes of hospital care. Of particular interest to the housing with care sector may by the Community Information Health, inpatient care frequency and/or Mental Health Minimum Data Sets.
  • Dementia Profile (opens new window) This online tool enables you to access data on the prevalence of dementia by local authority area and analyse trends. The profile has been developed by Public Health England to provide intelligence with which to inform the provision of care for people in England to aid diagnosis, support, live and die well with dementia.
  • Framework for personalised care and population health (opens new window) This online resource on best evidence for practice and deliver in health role is primarily targeted at nurses, midwives, health visitors and Allied Health Professionals. However, there is useful content
  • Health Assets (opens new window) These profiles have been produced to help local authorities undertake an asset based approach to health and wellbeing. Specifically the data presented in the tool can be used in local Joint Strategic Needs Assessments and provide a ‘snapshot’ of health within a local authority.
  • Health Profiles (opens new window) These profiles by Public Health England are designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities. Produced annually, you can drill down local authority are to obtain a set of health indicators that show how the area compares to the national average.
  • Housing Health Cost Calculator (opens new window) The Housing Health Cost Calculator (HHCC) is a tool for calculating the health costs of hazards in homes, and the savings made where these have been mitigated or significantly reduced. The HHCC is one of a number of tools that we have developed to provide local authorities with the information they need to drive up public health standards and reduce costs. It details the cost savings to the NHS and wider society gained by both enforcement and improvement strategies - and allows these to be authoritatively demonstrated
  • Local Health (opens new window) Compiled by Public Health England, this useful site provides a host of indicators at different geographical levels that can enable you to ascertain key population data by area along with access to essential health profiles, such as life expectancy, Excess Winter Deaths information etc.
  • My NHS: Open data for better services (opens new window) NHS England have published a comparison website tool that enables health and social care organisations to see how their services compare with those of others in England. For example, the social care performance entries include data on permanent admissions into care home per 100,000 by older and younger adults; and under public health outcomes, injuries due to falls in people aged 65 and over.
  • NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare (opens new window) The Atlas is a collaboration with NHS England, Public Health England and NHS Right Care. It provides comprehensive data detailing widespread variation in the quality, cost, activity and health outcome of healthcare in the English NHS. It is accompanied by a companion tool that analyses and maps groups by locality and includes extended interpretation to highlight where local commissioners may wish to focus their pathway improvement efforts.
  • Office for National Statistics (opens new window) The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's national statistical institute and the largest producer of official statistics in the UK. Useful Census data in relation to demography (national/subnational population projections) and other health and social care indexes.
  • Spend and outcome tool (SPOT) (opens new window) SPOT is an interactive Excel took and pdf briefing that gives local authorities in England an overview of their spend and outcomes across key areas of business for public health. The tool allows the identification of areas requiring priority attention where shifts in investment will optimise local health gains and increase quality. It includes benchmark data that can help you analyse how a local authority or CCG is performing or build a case for investment. For example, it will be of interest to those working across housing and public health, in particular in relation to: spend on decent homes or homelessness.

For data on specific trends on housing for older people by local authority area, click here (opens new window) for our SHOP@ pages.

If there is relevant 'intelligence' that is freely available that you think would benefit Housing LIN members and should be included on this page, email us at: info@housinglin.org.uk