Useful Links/Further Information

This page provides useful links and websites for further information on local health and wellbeing profiles and information including health impact assessments.

Essex Insight logo Essex Insight

Essex Insight is the neighbourhood information system and data observatory for Essex and the home of the Essex Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA)

Go to the Essex Insight website ►►

Health Profiles logo Locality Profiles

Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually

Go to the Health Profiles website ►►

Office for National Statistics  Office for National Statistics - neighbourhood statistics

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is the UK's largest independent producer of official statistics and is the recognised national statistical institute for the UK. It is responsible for collecting and publishing statistics related to the economy, population and society at national, regional and local levels

Go to the ONS Neighbourhood Statistics website ►►

Public Health England logo Public Health England

Public Health England (PHE) provides many high quality data and analysis tools and resources for public health professionals. The PHE data and knowledge gateway provides direct access to these resources. The resources help local government and health service professionals make decisions and plans to improve people's health and reduce inequalities in their area. They can be used by anyone with an interest in understanding the health of the population and how it varies across the country.

Go to the PHE Data and Knowledge Gateway ►►

Go to the Public Health Outcomes Framework Data Tool ►►

Public Health England logo Health Impact Assessment Gateway

The HIA Gateway provides access to resources and information on Health Impact Assessments (HIA)

Go to the Public Health England HIA Gateway ►►

Marmot Enquiry logo Marmot Review

Professor Sir Michael Marmot was asked by the Secretary of State for Health to chair an independent review to propose the most effective evidence-based strategies for reducing health inequalities in England from 2010. The strategy will include policies and interventions that address the social determinants of health inequalities

Go to the 'Fair Society Healthy Lives' (The Marmot Review) ►►

GOV.UK logo Healthy People; Healthy Places

Improving health through better planning and design: Public Health England's Healthy People, Healthy Places programme

Go to the Healthy people, healthy places: building a healthy future report on the GOV.UK website ►►

The Kings Fund logo Kings Fund

The King's Fund is an independent charity working to improve health and health care in England. We help to shape policy and practice through research and analysis; develop individuals, teams and organisations; promote understanding of the health and social care system; and bring people together to learn, share knowledge and debate. Our vision is that the best possible care is available to all.

Go to the Kings Fund website ►►

Spatial Planning and Health Group Spatial Planning and Health Group (SPAHG)

Spatial Planning and Health Group (SPAHG) is a group of planning and health experts: academics, practitioners and community representatives, seeking to improve public health through the positive use of spatial planning. The group aims to study, promote and disseminate knowledge on the relationship between spatial planning and health, and to promote policies and action based upon evidence.

Go to the Spatial Planning and Health Group website ►►

Town and Country Planning Association Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA)

The Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) have provided the following useful links and a report on Planning and Health:

Go to the resource page: Reuniting health with planning: healthier homes, healthier communities ►►
Go to the resource page: Reuniting Health with Planning: Phase 2 Project ►►
Icon for pdf 'Planning healthier places. Report from the reuniting health with planning project' [1.46MB] ►►


National Institute for Health and Care Excellence National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance supports professionals to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money. We provide independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, reducing inequalities and variation. Our guidance is for the NHS, local authorities, charities, and anyone with a responsibility for commissioning or providing healthcare, public health or social care services. We also support these groups in putting our guidance into practice. The following guidance is related to physical activity and the environment -

Physical activity and the environment (PH8) guidance ►►

Royal Town Planning Institute Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI)

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) is the UK's leading planning body for spatial, sustainable and inclusive planning and is the largest planning institute in Europe with over 23,000 membership. The following link provides a list of further websites for useful information.

Go to the Royal Town Planning Institute Health Signposts resource page ►►

Workshop and Seminar Presentations

Icon for pdf Presentation from NHS Property Services and NHS England - Essex Team October 2013 [120.72KB]►►

Icon for pdf Quality Healthcare Environments: The NHS, S106 and CIL - October 2013 [323.43KB]►►

Icon for pdf The Role of Planning and The Planner. Health, Wellbeing and Planning Workshop - November 2013 [187.98KB]►►


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