Public Health Intelligence Briefings

PH Intelligence LogoThe Southampton Public Health Intelligence Team have produced a series of intelligence briefings which present and explain data on a range of health issues. the briefings cover topics that are of particular relevance to the population of Southampton city, and help to inform the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. The briefings are presented by topic; please click on a topic from the list below and then select the report of interest to download a pdf copy. New and updated briefings are added regularly to this webpage; the date of the latest refresh is shown next to each file below.

Please select a topic from the list below:

Accidents

Accident Prevention PHAR Briefing

This paper provides an overview of accident prevention in the city, why the issue is important, what can be done and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 Accident Prevention Briefing  - Public Health Annual Report Pages

Southampton Road Traffic Accident Reports Data Briefing

All road traffic accidents (RTAs) involving human death or personal injury occurring on the highway and notified to the police within 30 days of occurrence, and in which one or more vehicles are involved, are reported to local authorities via the police STATS19 dataset. This briefing summarises the main findings from this dataset in order to help public health professionals and commissioners better understand the health implications of RTAs in the Southampton.

- 2013 (Apr) Southampton Road Traffic Accident Reports Data Briefing
  

Alcohol

Alcohol needs assessment

This needs assessment has adopted a life course approach to examining the impact of alcohol on the health of the population. This takes us from cradle to grave and explores the points at which alcohol can cause harm.

Southampton Alcohol Needs Assessment 2015

Demography

Demography Change & Locality Profiles

The demographic change briefing uses Hampshire County Council Small Area Population Forecasts to examine the demographic changes predicted for Southampton for the period 2005 to 2012. The locality profiles briefing summarises the findings from the 2005 Local Health Comparisons Report for the 5 localities in Southampton.

- 2006 (Apr) Forecast Demographic Change in Southampton 2005-2012
- 2005 (Nov) Southampton Locality Profiles
 

Diet, Physical Activity & Healthy Weight

Football Fans In Training (FFIT) Southampton

The document ‘Football Fans In Training (FFIT) Southampton’ is a local evaluation report of a men’s weight-loss and healthy lifestyle programme after it was introduced to Southampton Football Club. The FFIT programme had been shown to be effective when introduced in several football clubs in Scotland and it was important to test whether it could be as effective in a different setting, helping men lose weight and adopt healthier eating and physical activity habits.'

- FFIT Southampton Evaluation December 2015

Fitness in Young People PHAR Briefing

This paper explores physical activity for young people, why the issue is important, what can be done and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 Fitness in Young People Briefing - Public Health Annual Report Pages

Child Growth Briefings

These briefings draw on local data collected as part of the National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP). The report details current rates and trends over time, comparisons against regional and national data as well as identifying particular areas for concern across the city. The reports include data from 2001/02 to date and are updated annually.

- 2014/15 linked analysis   - 2011 (Oct) refresh    - 2010 (Nov) refresh    - 2007 original report

NCMP Headline Briefings

These briefings provide a brief summary of the headline findings from the latest National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) data collection. They are based on locally collected data which is more timely, but may differ slightly from the final nationally validated dataset. The report includes information on participation rates, prevalence trends over time, gender comparisons, small area analysis (electoral wards) and analysis by IMD deprivation quintile.

- Briefing note for NCMP linked analysis (2015-16)  - Briefing note for NCMP linked analysis (2014-15)   - 2012/13 NCMP Headlines (Oct'13)
 

Gambling

The Public Health Impact of Gambling

This paper provides an updated overview of the evidence of the public health impact of gambling, specifically with reference to large casinos.

2013 (Mar) The Public Health Impact of Gambling
 

Health Inequalities

Tackling Health Inequalities PHAR Briefing

This paper provides an overview of health inequalities in the city, why the issue is important, what can be done and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 Tackling Health Inequalities Briefing - Public Health Annual Report Pages

Inequalities Profiles       

This series of short briefings provide profiles of particular population groups within the city that experience health inequalities.

- Vulnerable Migrants Profile (Apr 2014)
- Gypsy and Traveller Profile (Apr 2014)
- Homelessness Profile (Apr 2014)
- Profile of the Equality Act Protected Characteristics (Oct 2013)
   

Health Inequalities in Southampton City: An Analysis of Trends

This series of briefings examine the health inequalities that exist between the priority areas of Southampton and the remainder of the city. Various public health indicators are considered including mortality rates, obesity prevalence, dental health and hospital admission rates.

- 2014 (Nov) refresh  - 2013 (Aug) refresh  - 2011 (Aug) refresh    - 2010 (Feb) refresh    
- 2005 (Nov) original report    - 2005 (Nov) progress paper
 

Health Protection & Preventative Healthcare

Air Quality PHAR Briefing

This paper provides an overview of air quality in the city and it's links to health, why the issue is important, what can be done and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 Air Quality Briefing - Public Health Annual Report Pages

The Case for Prevention Healthcare in Southampton    

In 2002, the Wanless Report made the case for increased spending on healthcare, with a particular focus on prevention. The recently published Marmot review yet again emphasised the need for investment in prevention. These briefings use national data to estimate the savings to the local healthcare economy that could be made from preventative interventions.

- 2012 (Oct) The case for preventative healthcare in Southampton refresh
- 2010 (Nov) The case for preventative healthcare in Southampton

Immunisations & Vaccinations in Southampton

One of the most cost effective means of improving public health is via robust vaccination and immunisation programmes. This briefing compares immunisation uptake in Southampton with national rates, amongst children and adults. It also explores the reasons affecting uptake and how it can be improved.

- 2012 (May) Immunisations & Vaccinations Briefing

Tuberculosis (TB) Health Needs Assessment

Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death among curable infectious disease worldwide. The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared TB a global emergency in 1993. In the UK, TB remains a serious public health problem, with a rising trend in incidence recorded over the last two decades. This Health Needs Assessment (HNA) incorporates epidemiological, comparative and corporate (taking stakeholder views) approaches, attempting to draw a complete picture of community-based TB services in Southampton. It informs the revised service specification for the TB Nurse-Led Service currently commissioned in Southampton.

- 2012 (Jul) Tuberculosis Health Needs Assessment
 

Learning Disabilities and Autism

Autistic Spectrum Disorder Needs Assessment

This needs assessment has been commissioned by Southampton City Council and NHS Southampton City as part of the development of a new cradle to grave commissioning strategy for autism in the city. The specific aims of the needs assessment were to determine the current and future need for autistic identification, diagnostic and support services in Southampton; to map current provision in terms of what is being provided, how, by whom, to whom and the resources involved; to assess current access to and experience of services, the extent to which needs are currently being met across the whole care pathway from pre-school to school to transition to services for geriatrics.

- 2012 (Dec) Autistic Spectrum Disorder Needs Assessment

Southampton Learning Disability Profile

This profile presents the best estimates of the prevalence of learning disability in Southampton. It also looks at specific issues for the popualtion of the city that experiences learning disabilities.

- 2012 (July) Southampton Learning Disability Profile
  

Long Term Conditions

Dementia & Long Term Conditions PHAR Briefing

This paper explores dementia and comorbidities in Southampton, why the issue is important, what can be done and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 Dementia & Long Term Conditions Briefing  - Public Health Annual Report Pages

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) PHAR Briefing

This paper explores high blood pressure in Southampton, why the issue is important, what can be done and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 High Blood Pressure (Hypertension) Briefing  - Public Health Annual Report Pages
  

Mental Health

Building Mental Resilience in Young People PHAR Briefing

This paper explores mental resilience in young people in Southampton, why the issue is important, what can be done to build resilience and public health recommendations. It forms part of the 2014 Public Health Annual Report. The paper and full report can be accessed below.

- PHAR 2014 Building Mental Resilience in Young People Briefing - Public Health Annual Report Pages
  

Oral Health

Oral Health and Inequalities

This paper explores oral health and inequalities for Southampton children. This is a suplimentary report to the Public Health Annual Report 2015

- Oral Health and Inequalities for Southampton Children Feb-2016

Sexual Health

Sexual Health & Teenage Conceptions

These briefings aim to provide an overview of the sexual health of Southampton. Topics examined include STIs, HIV and teenage pregnancy. Where appropriate, the city is benchmarked against statistical neighbours and national figures.

- 2014 (Mar) Sexual Health Needs Assessment
- 2013 (Dec) Sexual Health in Southampton refresh
- 2012 (Sep) Sexual Health in Southampton refresh
- 2010 (Jul) Sexual Health in Southampton
- 2008 (Mar) Teenage conceptions in Southampton refresh
- 2006 (Apr) Teenage conceptions in Southampton
 

Social Isolation

Loneliness and Social Isolation Briefing and Social Isolation Index for Southampton (SIIS)

The issues of loneliness and social isolation are receiving increasing attention nationally due to their negative impacts on individual health and wellbeing. This briefing provides an overview of loneliness and social isolation in Southampton, its causes, those groups at risk and the level of population need in the city. In addition, a bespoke Social Isolation Index for Southampton (SIIS) has been developed to better understand levels of risk of social isolation within the city. This briefing details the methodology used and the results in a series of maps and tables. The intelligence briefing and the data behind the SIIS can be downloaded below.

- Loneliness and Social Isolation Intelligence Briefing

- Social Isolation Index for Southampton (SIIS) published data


Veteran's Health

Veteran's Needs Assessment

Understanding the characteristics of the veteran population and their specific needs is crucial for ensuring local services are commissioned to adequately meet these needs. Therefore, we have produced a needs assessment to examine the health needs of veterans and to attempt to quantify this population group in Southampton. It also covers the services available for the veteran community and makes recommendations to better meet the needs of veterans in the city.

- 2012 (May) Veteran's Needs Assessment
 

Women's Health

Health & Wellbeing of Women in Southampton's Communities

This briefing presents an analysis of the Southampton Women's Survey (SWS), a study based on a cohort of women aged 20-34 years interviewed between 1998 and 2002, and how it might inform our understanding of health inequalities and working with different communities within the city.

- 2006 (Apr) The Health & Wellbeing of Women in Southampton's Communities         
 

Contact the team

Dan King - Service Lead – Intelligence and Strategic Analysis
Email: dan.king@southampton.gov.uk
Phone: 023 8083 2493

Briony Tatem - Senior Strategic Intelligence Analyst
Email: briony.tatem@southampton.gov.uk
Phone: 023 8083 4037

Vicky Copley - Senior Strategic Intelligence Analyst 
Email: vicky.copley@southampton.gov.uk 
Phone: 023 8083 3883

Vicky Toomey - Strategic Intelligence Analyst 
Email: vicky.toomey@southampton.gov.uk    
Phone: 023 8083 4707

Vanella Mead - Strategic Data Analyst
Email: vanella.mead@southampton.gov.uk
Phone: 023 8083 3406