Publications - Topics - Secondary Care (Hospitals)

Hospital admissions for neurological conditions in North East of England

In June 2009, NEPHO produced a health needs assessment for long term neurological conditions (LTNC) in the North East of England on behalf of the North East Neurosciences Network. This paper provides an update on the hospital admissions data that was presented in that report.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease in the North East of England

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is linked to smoking, occupational dust and pollution, and is particularly prevalent in the North East of England. This paper reviews prevalence estimates and highlights the fact that over 32,000 people in the North East are living with undiagnosed COPD. COPD costs the NHS an estimated £491million every year and this paper highlights emergency admission rates for COPD. Mortality rates from COPD in the North East are higher than in England (accounting for 6% of all deaths), and the inequality gap appears to be increasing.

Progress in Revascularisations in the North East of England

This paper describes the progress made by NHS Trusts providing cardiovascular services and commissioning Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in the North East of England in improving revascularisation since 2003/04.

RMSO Leaflet

This leaflet describes the role of the RMSO in measuring health problems of mothers, babies and children in Northern England.