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Life Expectancy

A map that shows the population estimates of mortality rates for aged 65 and under (all causes) in Bolton by ward.

A map that shows the population estimates of mortality rates (all age, all cause) in Bolton by ward.

A map that shows the population estimates of life expectancy in the female population in Bolton by ward

A map that shows the population estimates of life expectancy in the male population in Bolton by ward.

This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations that could be used to encourage people to have NHS Health Checks and support them to change their behaviour after the NHS Health Check and reduce their risk factors. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards. The guidance can be accessed and downloaded by clicking here:

The WHO European Region has seen remarkable health gains in populations that have experienced progressive improvements in the conditions in which people are born, grow, live and work. Inequities persist, however, both between and within countries. This review of inequities in health between and within countries across the 53 Member States of the Region was commissioned to support the development of the new European policy framework for health and well-being, Health 2020. Much more is understood now about the extent and social causes of these inequities. The European review builds on the global evidence and recommends policies to ensure that progress can be made in reducing health inequities and the health divide across all countries, including those with low incomes. Action is needed on the social determinants of health, across the life-course and in wider social and economic spheres to achieve greater health equity and protect future generations.

This is a collection of evidence that is supplemental and supportive to the JSNA Chapter: Life Expectancy. It brings together all the most relevant intelligence, research and evidence to ensure best practice in decision making.

Please use the contents options to navigate the document, and then click on the title of any document that is of relevance.

Longer Lives is a new initiative from Public Health England (PHE). It makes information about the health of the nation available to everyone and connects people with the knowledge and resources they need to help the country work together towards better health. Longer Lives presents data for the four biggest causes of premature mortality in England: cancer, heart disease and stroke, lung disease and liver disease, enabling easy interpretation and comparison. It highlights variations across all the local authorities in England and offers guidance to help make improvements.    

It should be of interest to all involved in public health; either directly or through spreading positive health promotion messages.

Attached is the launch document and you can access the resource by clicking here:

Other Bolton's Health Matters items that you may find relevant:

·         Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Cancer

·         Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Cardiovascular Disease

·         Bolton JSNA Indicator Sheet: Chronic Liver Disease

·         Deaths from Liver Disease - Implications for End of Life Care in England

·         Using Geodemographic analysis to develop our understanding of inequalities in cancer incidence in the North West

The Public Health Outcomes Framework Healthy lives, healthy people: Improving outcomes and supporting transparency sets out a vision for public health, desired outcomes and the indicators that will help us understand how well public health is being improved and protected. The framework concentrates on two high-level outcomes to be achieved across the public health system, and groups further indicators into four ‘domains’ that cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but on how well they live at all stages of life. This profile currently presents data for the first set of indicators at England and upper tier local authority levels, collated by the public health observatories in England. The profile allows you to:

  • Compare your local authority against other authorities in the region
  • Benchmark your local authority against the England average

Public Health Outcomes Framework baseline data will be revised and corrected in accordance with the general DH statistical policy on revisions and corrections. This profile should be a must read for all those involved in the commissioning and management of services associated with public health and health inequalities.

This is the Suicide and injury undetermined JSNA Indicator Sheet from the Mortality section. JSNA Indicator Sheets summarise the current position and recent trends for Bolton, comparators to Bolton, and inequalities across population groups and geographical areas of Bolton.



  • Suicide in Bolton is significantly higher than both the national and regional averages;
  • The female suicide rate, whilst lower than the male, is currently much higher in Bolton than the regional and national picture;
  • The suicide rate in Bolton is significantly higher that many of its statistical peers;
  • Suicide in Bolton is significantly higher in the most deprived fifth of the population;
  • The majority of suicides in Bolton occur in the White British ethnic group, which is largely representative of Bolton demography;
  • For both genders, the greater proportion of suicides occur in the 18-44 age group.


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