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Local Health updated with new indicators and an improved interface

Local Health, an online tool that presents data on populations in England, has been updated with new indicators and an improved interface.

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The tool, which includes indicators on both health outcomes and factors affecting health, has been demonstrated by Public Health England at the Local Government Association Conference.

It enables users to see how the indicators vary across England at the level of upper or lower tier local authorities, as well as by wards using maps, summary charts and more detailed reports to show how local results compare with the national average for each indicator.

Local Health is freely available for anyone to use. It was specifically developed to help councillors, local authority officers and partners in the health and wellbeing process to use the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment dataset to help choose local priorities for health improvement.

For more information about Local Health and how to use the tool, including explanatory videos, please visit

Published 4 July 2013
Last updated 4 July 2013 + show all updates
  1. On the first paragraph, replaced Authority with Association and should now read Local Government Association Conference.
  2. First published.