Publications - Year - 2008


December 2008


November 2008

National Quality and Outcomes Framework Statistics for England 2007/08

The national Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was introduced as part of the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract on 1 April 2004.

Indicators of Public Health in the English Regions: Older People

This Indications of Public Health in the English Regions report on older people aims to describe the health and quality of life of older people living in Britain.

Crime in England and Wales 2007/08

Findings from the British Crime Survey and police recorded crime. Home Office Statistical Bulletin.

Better health, lower crime: a briefing for the NHS

Crime is a health issue. It affects the health of our communities and individuals within them directly and indirectly.


October 2008

How to edit the website

Guidance for editing the NEPHO website

NEPHO work register guide

A guide to help NEPHO staff update their work register


September 2008

Specialist Alcohol Treatment April to June 2008

Since 1st April 2008 all providers of specialist alcohol treatment (defined in Models of Care for Alcohol Misusers1) have been obliged to submit data to the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) on all patients receiving specialist treatment for their alcohol misuse. The data collection supports the Government’s National Alcohol Strategy and provides information for the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse (NTA) and for commissioners on the provision of specialist alcohol treatment services at a local level.

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.


August 2008

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.

Occasional Paper No. 31: Using European Health Data for Commissioning

The concept of World Class Commissioning means that commissioners will have to assess the outcomes of commissioning, not only against England benchmarks, but also those further afield. This report examines comparable data from Europe to gain a better understanding of health.


July 2008

North East Health Profile - 2008

This profile gives a snapshot of health in the North East region. With other regional and local information, this Health Profile has been designed to support action by local government and primary care trusts to tackle health inequalities and improve the health of the population.

NEPHO Annual Report 2007

NEPHO's Annual Report which details our activity and outputs for 2007

North East Obesity Service Mapping Report

As part of broader regional strategy to tackle obesity, the obesity service mapping questionnaire was developed to map a baseline of existing obesity services, identify gaps/service needs and highlight emerging good practice.


June 2008

New arrivals in North East England: mapping migrant health and NHS delivery

North East England is the smallest and least diverse of the nine English regions. Since 1999 it has received more than ten thousand asylum seekers, several thousand migrant workers; and growing numbers of overseas students. This report describes who the North East's new arrivals are, the numbers that have arrived since the late 1990s, the areas in which they are living and the regional infrastructure there to support them. It considers their health needs, current service provision and commissioning arrangements.


May 2008

NEPHO Physical Activity Report

This report was prepared to provide an overview of physical activity in the North East, through the use of national, regional and local sources of physical activity data.

Occasional Paper No. 30: The Prevalence of Smoking in the North East

This report updates and replaces Occasional Paper 23 as the measures of the smoking prevalence have moved on significantly since its publication, particularly with the advent of the new national Integrated Household Survey. Its purpose is to describe the data sources that SFNE should use as official figures and to provide support for service commissioners and providers in tobacco control.

Mental Health Observatory Brief 3 - Estimating the Future Numbers of Demetia

People with dementia require substantial amounts of care, particularly social care.

Mental Health Observatory Brief 4 - Estimating the Prevalence of Common Mental health Problems

Planning for the new Department of Health programme to improve access to psychological therapies requires information about the numbers of people requiring its services. The national psychiatric morbidity survey programme provides information about the prevalence of relevant disorders. This Brief outlines a method to apply these findings locally. It is accompanied by a spreadsheet setting out the results of the analysis for PCTs and local authorities in England. Not all those with these disorders need, would accept psychological therapies. The morbidity survey provides further evidence about how prevalent case numbers relate to treatment requirements.


March 2008

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:

Occasional Paper No 29 - Migrant Health in North East England

North East England is the smallest and least diverse of the nine English regions. Since 1999 it has received more than ten thousand asylum seekers, several thousand migrant workers; and growing numbers of overseas students.