Additional Resources

Additional sources of data, evidence & national tools

Below are links to a range of external sources of data and evidence

Commissioning tools

The following resources can help with evidence-based, cost-effective commissioning

  • Care spend estimating tool: Estimates how a local care economy spends its money by age group, patient group and care settings
  • Fingertips: is a large public health data collection. Data is organised into themed profiles
  • Health Index: Provides a single value for health that can show how health changes over time by Local Authority
  • Local Health: Small area health related data tool, maps, charts, area profiles and reports


  • Health Inequalities Dashboard: Presents measures of inequality for 19 indicators, the majority drawn from the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF). [regions, and upper tier local authorities]
  • Segment Tool: This tool provides information on the causes of death and age groups that are driving inequalities in life expectancy at local area level. Targeting the causes of death which contribute most to the life expectancy gap should have the biggest impact on reducing inequalities.
  • Local Health: Quality assured small area health-related data visualised in maps, charts, area profiles, and reports.
  • Spotlight: is a data dissemination platform that collates and presents key statistics related to the public health outcomes of Inclusion health groups across the following themes: access to and utilisation of health care; preventative care; health outcomes; and wider determinants of health.
  • Excess Mortality: Looks at the number of deaths from 21 March 2020 above the number expected had the pandemic not occurred, based on mortality rates in earlier years.
  • Inequality slide packs [Knowledgehub registration needed to access]: This slide set also includes a number of Local Health indicators where there is a particularly strong statistical linear relationship with deprivation as measured by the Index of Multiple Deprivation 2019 (IMD 2019) at ward level
  • Local Inequality Explorer Tool 2023 [Will need to register]: The tool is to provide a resource to support decision making by demonstrating some local, within-area inequalities.
  • COVID-19 Health Inequalities Monitoring for England tool (CHIME): brings together data relating to the impacts of COVID-19, for factors such as mortality rates, hospital admissions, confirmed cases, vaccinations and life expectancy. It presents inequality breakdowns, including by age, sex, ethnic group, level of deprivation, population density and region.

Data websites and observatories

  • Nomis: UK labour market statistics from the office of National Statistics (ONS).
  • Network of Public Health Observatories: Formerly the Association of Public Health Observatories. Links to a range of data items
  • POPPI: Projecting Older People Population information
  • PANSI: projecting Adult Needs and Service Information

Census 2021

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