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Ward Profiles

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Fingertips is an online tool produced by the Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence Teams in order to improve the availability and accessibility of quality assured health and health-related information for users in the NHS, local government and the general public. Local Health Profiles provide access to interactive charts and tabless at Ward, Middle Super Output Area (MSOA), local authority and any other user defined combination of these geographies. The information produced in these profiles allows users to compare any selected area to the England average for a range of indicators. The charts and tables can be printed out or saved as a graphical image for use in a Word document or PowerPoint presentation and the data can be exported for use in Excel or any other suitable piece of software.

Another feature of the tool is the Local Health mapping and reporting website with which has the ability to automatically generate detailed, pre-formatted profiles of a selected area using the data contained within the website. This functionality is likely to be extremely useful for anyone requiring a summary report of the health status of the population in a local area compared with the local authority and England averages.

Blackpool ward map

Ward map of Blackpool

User note: ward level data in Local Health has been estimated from MSOA data, population-weighted using the mid-2015 all age population of the Output Areas that make up each ward. This has been done in order to avoid the need to suppress the data for a large number of areas in order to prevent disclosure by differencing. As such, the figures generated by the tool are a close approximation of the 'real' data for that ward rather than an exact match.