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Introduction

Health is a fully devolved responsibility, meaning that England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland each have their own health policies.  From a data perspective, however, the responsibilities are somewhat different:

The material below is organised by these various organisations.

The other complication is that the health data that is published, particularly in the area of mortality, is only a small part of what is actually available.  In this context, many of the analyses in this website actually come from data that has been requested rather than published.

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Office for National Statistics

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In summary:

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Website sectionScope Update timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Births in England and Wales England and Wales December Low birthweight babies third

This publication appears to have been discontinued and therefore the data now needs to be requested.

The location, scope and title of the publication all vary from year to year.

Need to add the Scotland data.

Infant deaths second

This publication appears to have been discontinued and therefore the data now needs to be requested.

The location, scope and title of the publication all vary from year to year.

Need to add the Scotland and Northern Ireland data.

DR (registered deaths) England and Wales August Suicides first and second

Table 5.19.

Suicides are deaths with ICD code X60-84, Y10-Y34 (excluding Y33.9) or Y87.2.

Combine with the equivalent Scottish data to obtain Great Britain-wide results.

third Table 5.19.
Accidental deaths among children all The data is not published and therefore needs to be requested.
Death registrations England and Wales July Premature death fourth Table 2
child mortality (child births and deaths) England and Wales March Low birthweight babies first

Table number varies from year to year.

Note that sole registrations are excluded because the coding is by the social class of the father.

second

No longer published and therefore needs to be requested.

The data for the Welsh-only graph also has to be requested.

fourth and fifth Table number varies from year to year.
Infant deaths first

Table number varies from year to year.

The data for the Welsh-only version has to be requested.

Note that sole registrations are excluded because the coding is by the social class of the father.

Underage pregnancies third

No longer published and therefore needs to be requested.

Excess winter mortality England and Wales October Excess winter deaths all

Table number varies from year to year.

The equivalent graphs for Wales use the same data source.

ONS conception statistics England and Wales February Underage pregnancies first and second

Table number varies from year to year.

Add in the Scottish data from ISD Scotland.

fourth

Table 4.

Add in the Scottish data from ISD Scotland.

Health Services Quarterly (HSQ) England and Wales February, May, August, November Premature death third and fifth Relevant data is published occasionally on an unpredictable basis

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General Register Office for Scotland (GRO)

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In summary:

Use made on this website

Website sectionUpdate timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Births, marriages and deaths February Infant deaths second Table Q2
Vital events reference tables July Suicides first

Table 6.2.

Suicides are deaths with ICD code X60-84, Y87.0, Y10-Y34 and Y87.2.

Premature deaths third Table 5.1.
fifth

Table 1.5.

The data is the aggregate of: stomach (C16); trachea, bronchus & lung (C33-34) and ischaemic heart diseases (I20-25).

Excess winter deaths October Excess winter deaths first

Table 1.

N/a (the data has to be requested) August Infant deaths first  
August Premature deaths first and second  

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ISD Scotland

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In summary:

Use made on this website

Website sectionUpdate timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Births and babies July Low birthweight babies first

Table entitled live births by weight and gestation.

second

Table entitled live births by weight and deprivation.

third Table entitled live births by weight and gestation.
Teenage pregnancies September Underage pregnancies first

Table 4.

second

Table 6.

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Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA)

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In summary:

Use made on this website

Website sectionUpdate timing Indicator Graphs Comments
Vital statistics March Infant deaths
second Table 1.3.
Deaths March Premature deaths first Table 5.

Where data has to be requested, it should be requested from Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety rather than from NIS

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Miscellany

WebsiteUpdate timing Scope Indicator Graphs Comments
British Association for the Study of Community Dentistry - surveys section March Great Britain Dental health second

The Wales and Scotland analyses are a subset of the Great Britain one.

National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) April England Help from social services first

Use the RAP H1 data.

Note that the data for the equivalent graphs for Scotland and Wales has to be requested.

second and third Use the snapshot (PS2) data.

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