Detailed guide: PHE data and analysis tools

Public Health England

April 1
10:05 2021

This resource is in development and will be added to over time, so let us know if you do not find the information you need or if you would like to give feedback.

About this resource

What it does

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.

Who it is for

The resources help local government and health service professionals make decisions and plans to improve peoples 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.

Restricted access content

You dont need to login to access most tools. However, some tools require eligible users to register and log in, to protect certain types of data. Information about how to register will be available on the individual resource web page.

Types of content

The resources cover a wide range of public health areas, including:

  • specific health conditions such as cancer, mental health, cardiovascular disease
  • lifestyle risk factors such as smoking, alcohol and obesity
  • wider determinants of health such as environment, housing and deprivation
  • health protection, and differences between population groups, including adults, older people, and children

The tools were produced by organisations that are now part of PHE, including public health observatories, the Health Protection Agency, cancer registries, UK screening programmes and the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse.

Future plans

This resource links to the content on these former organisations websites. This will be added to over time to cover a wider range of tool types and topics.

Longer term, the plan is to bring all the data and analytical content from these websites together.

Getting help

Use the help and guidance provided within each specific tool. If you have questions about a specific tool, please use the contact details on the website for that tool.

A to Z list

View an alphabetical list of the data and analysis tools.



CancerData Incidence

CancerData Mortality

CancerData Survival

Cancer Services profiles

Cancer Patient Experience

National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service

National General Practice Profiles

Cardiovascular disease

Cardiovascular Disease profiles

Guide to cardiovascular data and analysis for health professionals

Child and maternal health

Child and maternal health data and intelligence: a guide for health professionals

Key Data on Young People

Comparison, practice and performance

Atlas of variation in healthcare 2015

National General Practice pPofiles

NHS RightCare Intelligence products

Public Health Outcomes Framework

Strategic Health Asset Planning and Evaluation (SHAPE) (login or registration required)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 cases in the UK dashboard updated daily

Excess mortality in England: weekly reports

Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

COVID-19: impacts on health a collection of resources and publications


Guide to dementia data and analysis for health professionals

Dementia Profile

Drugs, alcohol and tobacco

Alcohol learning centre data tools

Healthier lives: drugs and alcohol

Information on drug and alcohol treatments (NDTMS) (login or registration required)

Liver Disease Profiles

Local Alcohol Profiles for England (LAPE)

Local Tobacco Control Profiles for England

General health profiles

Global Burden of Disease study 2016

Public Health Profiles

Local Health

Health economics and return on investment

Guide to health economics and return on investment (ROI) for public health teams

Health impact assessment

Health impact assessment (HIA)

Health inequalities

Inequalities Calculation Tool

Inequality Tools

Marmot Indicators

Potential Years of Life Lost Tool

Health protection

Health Protection

Healthy ageing

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