Publications - Type - Other Reports

Deaths from liver disease: Implications for end of life care in England

This report presents the latest data on place of death for those with liver disease and shows how this varies with sex, age, region, socioeconomic deprivation and place. It is aimed at commissioners and providers of end of life care, clinicians caring for patients with liver disease, and others concerned with providing quality end of life care for this patient group, including patients themselves and their carers.

NDTMS North East Regional Annual Report 2010 using data from 2008-09

This annual report is a historical look at the NDTMS data for adults in substance misuse treatment during 2008-09. It does not reflect the current national picture for substance misuse treatment in the North East for 2011 or, the 2010 national drug strategy. It reflects the first year in the National Drug strategy for 2008-2018 Drugs: protecting families and communities, 2008.

Briefing: Life expectancy 2008-2010

The Office for National Statistics produced updated life expectancy figures on 19th October 2011 (for further information This briefing provides a summary of the results for the North East.

Knowledge Transfer within the offender health pathway in the North East

Evidence-based healthcare is important in any setting. This report uses a literature review and interviews to explore knowledge transfer in prison Healthcare and other offender health settings. There is general agreement about the importance of knowledge transfer and an acknowledgement of the particular challenges in prison settings. A number of interesting examples of knowledge transfer practices and initiatives are being undertaken (including knowledge transfer between professionals, locally commissioned research and reviews, training and educational opportunities). But the current knowledge transfer practices are inconsistent so there is a need to develop an evidence base for a model that is appropriate to each setting.

Childhood Obesity in the North East of England: Findings from the 2009/10 NCMP

This resource provides an overview of the National Child Measurement Programme North East findings for the 2009/10 school year.

North East Obesity Service Mapping Report

This is the third annual obesity service audit for the North East. The aim of this report is to provide an overview of all North East obesity interventions (service level tiers 1-4).

I2SARE Regional Health Profiles

The European project I2SARE (Health Inequalities Indicators in the Regions of Europe) was established to produce a health profile for each region of the European Union, to create a typology of those regions of Europe and a typology of sub-regional territories in selected countries and regions. These new tools produced by I2SARE will give European, national, regional and local decision makers a quick and concentrated overview about the health situation in region in comparison with other European regions.

Deaths from Alzheimer's disease, dementia and senility in England

Care homes will face particular challenges in responding to the inevitable rise in dementia, including Alzheimer's, a report suggests today.

The report, Deaths from Alzheimer's disease, dementia and senility in England, published by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN), says commissioners and providers across adult health and social care will be faced with meeting the needs of more people dying with these conditions as the population ages. It confirms that, unlike other conditions, most people with dementia, including Alzheimer's, die in care homes.

NEPHO Publications

Table showing list of planned NEPHO reports and publications.

Deaths in Older Adults in England

This report, the fourth published by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network, highlights the importance of understanding the differing needs of older adults at the end of life.

The National Child Measurement Programme: Findings from the North East of England for 2008/09

The report provides a detailed analysis of the National Child Measurement Programme data for all North East Primary Care Trusts and Local Authorities.

Information for intelligent commissioning in NHS North East (Information bulletin #1)

A flyer to promote the types of resources and analyses that are available within NEPHO to support commissioning in the North East. This flyer is the first in what will be a series of such material. This flyer focuses on the QIPP agenda uses the examples of day case surgery rates, length of stay and multiple emergency admissions to quantify the financial impact that could be realised if there was a reduction in variation across NHS North East.

The National Child Measurement Programme: 2007/08 Findings from the North East of England

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) was established to annually weigh and measure all children from Reception and Year 6 in maintained schools across England. In 2007/08, National Child Measurement Programme data was collected by all 12 North East Primary Care Trusts, providing a total of 51,801 records and a participation rate of 93.3% for Reception and 90.3% for Year 6, an increase of 6% and 8% respectively from last year.

I2SARE Newsletter October 2009

The October 2009 newsletter for I2SARE (Health Inequalities Indicators in Regions of Europe), containing content written by John Wilkinson and Gillian Bryant of NEPHO.

Health indicators in the European regions: Expanding regional comparisons to the new countries of the European Union - ISARE III

Most comparisons of health in Europe take place at the national level. However, there is increased interest in looking at health data at a sub-national level. This study aimed to establish the availability of health data at a regional level and to develop a methodology for the comparisons of health indicators at a sub-national level. In previous work on indicators at a regional level in the European Union, the authors recommended the development of such indicators. This paper takes into account the expansion of the European Union which took place in 2004.

Health Needs Assessment for Long Term Neurological Conditions in North East England

A health needs assessment (HNA) for Long Term Neurological Conditions (LTNC) has been carried out by the North East Public Health Observatory (NEPHO) on behalf of the Regional Neuroscience Commissioning Network. The HNA has been developed in parallel with the North East Strategic Commissioning Plan for Neurosciences. The key policy document underpinning this HNA is the National Service Framework (NSF) for Long-term Conditions.

North East Public Health Observatory: Pilot Peer Review: April 2009

All PHOs in England are undergoing a process of peer review. The North East Public Health Observatory had its peer review in April 2009. Following the peer review all PHOs have produced an action plan to implement the recommendations.

Childhood Obesity in the North East 2006/07 National Child Measurement Programme

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP), formerly known as the National Childhood Obesity Dataset, was established in 2005 and aims to annually weigh and measure all children from Reception (ages 4-5 years) and Year 6 (ages 10-11 years) in maintained schools across England

Specialist Alcohol Treatment April to June 2008

Since 1st April 2008 all providers of specialist alcohol treatment have been submitting data to the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS). This interim reports shows that as at 30th June 2008, there were 146 adult and young people treatment providers in the North East, actively reporting to NDTMS for either drug or alcohol specialist treatment provision, of which 117 were providing specialised alcohol treatment. There were 4,269 people in treatment provided in the 12 North East DAT/PCT areas during the first quarter of 2008/09. Overall treatment rates in the North East are close to the national average, but there is an apparent fourfold variation in service provision across the region which is explored in the report.

Health Indicators in the European Regions - ISARE II.

Most comparisons of health data in Europe take place at the national level. However, there is increased interest in looking at health data at a sub-national level. This is because of the increased importance in many European countries, of regions and devolved powers to them. This study aimed to establish the availability of health data at a regional level and to construct an experimental database.

NDTMS North East Region Annual Report 2008 using data from 06/07

The North East of England has a population 2.6 million and around 16,000 problem drugs users. There are 12 Drug Action team areas and 147 agencies providing structured drug treatment. Data for the region from NDTMS for 2006-07 show:

Cancer Reform Strategy

The Cancer Reform Strategy builds on the progress made since the publication of the NHS Cancer Plan in 2000 and sets a clear direction for cancer services for the next five years. It shows how by 2012 our cancer services can and should become among the best in the world.

Cancer Peer Review Report

This report should be read as an overall assessment of the Registry and its functions as they were at the time of the Peer Review visit. There are two main parts to the report section, a quantitative representation of compliance with the Measures and a qualitative commentary which addresses wider issues and identifies concerns and risks, issues for further consideration and examples of good practice. We are grateful for provision

Informing Healthier Choices: information and intelligence for healthy populations

One of the commitments given in the Choosing Health white paper was to develop and implement a comprehensive public health information and intelligence strategy. This work was led by a specially constituted Task Force and informed by extensive public and professional consultation conducted in 2006.

Mental Health Care Funding in England

This report sets out total and mental health allocations for each health authority from 1999/2000 to 2002/3 and for each primary care trust in 2003/4.

On the State of Public Health: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer 2005

The Chief Medical Officer, Professor Sir Liam Donaldson, has published his Annual Report for 2005. The report highlights the health challenges facing the UK and outlines progress made against key actions identified in his Annual Report 2004.

A systematic review of nutrition, diet and dietary change on learning, education and performance of school children

The evidence base to support clear associations in this area were confused and lacked cohesion. It was therefore recommended that the UK Government ‘be encouraged to undertake an assessment into the links between good nutrition and educational performance’.

The Effectiveness of Public Health Interventions for Increasing Physical Activity Among Adults: A Review of Reviews

This briefing presents the current evidence from selected good quality systematic reviews and meta-analyses published since 1996.

PHO Handbook of Health Inequalities

This new APHO handbook primarily focuses on the measurement and interpretation of health inequalities. It provides a comprehensive collection of material for those concerned to document and understand health inequalities.

On the state of the public health: Annual report of the Chief Medical Officer 2004

The Chief Medical Officer's Annual Report 2004 identifies major health challenges requiring immediate action, and describes progress in addressing issues featured in previous reports.