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NHS Atlas of Variation

This interactive atlas  was produced by the South Eastern Public Health Observatory for 2010 with data for 2008-9 to compare different Primary Care Trusts throughout England on a range of indicators. These indicators include Diabetes Care, Cancer bed days and admissions, Stroke care and CHD mortality. The intnetion was to help commissioners in PCTs when they were looking at how to develop services.

The Public Health Observatories disappeared under the current Health Service Reforms from April 2013 - but only in name fortunately as they became part of Public Health England. So regadless of the reforms this type of intelligence service that can seriously help design methodology will continue. It is also helpful to the curious, concerned service user, campaigner or researcher this present atlas might be a good start

Dying in Care.... A luxury Many Cannot Afford.

Research published by the National End of Life Care Intelligence Network,'Deprivation and death: Variation in place and cause of death', suggests that people who live in deprived areas are more likely to die in hospital than those living in more affluent areas..
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Healthcare Discrimination

A poll commissioned by the General Medical Council (GMC) shows that more than half of doctors think that patients with a learning disability receive a poorer standard of healthcare.

More than one in three doctors also reported that they had personally seen a patient with a learning disability being given poorer care or facing some form of discrimination.For more information go to

Health Inequalities

Inequalities in Disability Free Life Expectancy Across England

Public Health: Comparing inequalities

From April 2013 the regional Public Health Observatories (PHO)  across England, Scotland, became part of Public Health England. .
The legacy web sites remain a very good source of information for looking at the health inequalities and health services in your area and comparing these nationally or with neighbouring areas.

Atlas of Deprivation

An Atlas of Deprivation is produced by the Office of National Statistics and shows the poorest (and richest) places in England. The Indices of Multiple Deprivation give us an insight into poverty and deprivation across England using seven domians of income, employment, health deprivation and disability, education,skills and training, barriers to housing and services, crime, and living environment.

This Atlas shows the super output areas, tiny geographical areas, ranked and scored across a whole range of poverty indicators for the whole country - and the data used by government to fund services and assess need.

Tudor Hart Inverse Care Law
The original article is now open access at:
http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S014067367192410X

The Social Determinants of Health

A report on social determinants of health produced by the World Health Organisation stresses the importance of Local Authorities in tackling health problems. This report is available in full at WHO 2012

Equality in Health and Social Care Charity
BHA is a health and social care charity that exists to challenge health inequalities and support individuals, families and communities to improve their health and well being
http://www.thebha.org.uk/

Engagement with a Difference using Pop music, romantic novels and football as health tools

Engagement with a difference. Make your job easy, talk to people in a language they understand. How to use people's own interests and passions, such as pop music and football, to improve their health. Using popular culture as an engagement tool'
See opinion article on this web site. Contact Mark Burns at: email mail@sexanddrugsandrockandhealth.com

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