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Dementia UK (2014) is commissioned through King's College London and the London School of Economics, provides the most detailed and robust picture to date of prevalence and economic impact of dementia in the UK. The research updates the findings of the 2007 Dementia UK report, which led to landmark changes in how dementia was prioritised across the UK. An accurate understanding of dementia prevalence and cost in the UK is an important lever for policy development, influencing, commissioning and service design. The overview can be downloaded by clicking here:

This report looks at the epidemiology of public mental health, the quality of evidence, possible future innovations in science and technology, and the economic case for good mental health. It also outlines the importance of both treating mental health as equal to physical health and of focusing on the needs and safety of people with mental illness.

Highlights from the report include:

  • mental health is just as important as physical health, mental health services need to be valued and the scale of the burden of disease caused by mental illness needs to be acknowledged
  • more needs to be done to help people with mental illness stay in work, as since 2009, the number of working days lost to ‘stress, depression and anxiety’ has increased by 24% and the number lost to serious mental illness has doubled
  • there have been some very interesting technological innovations in mental healthcare and our understanding of the causes and development of mental illness is increasing through techniques such as neuroimaging, neuropsychology, genetics and blood-based biomarkers

The full report can be downloaded by clicking here:

There is a 6 page summary that can be downloaded by clicking here:

A single page summary can be downloaded by clicking

“Preventing suicide: a global imperative” is aims to increase awareness of the public health significance of suicide and suicide attempts, to make suicide prevention a higher priority on the global public health agenda, and to encourage and support countries to develop or strengthen comprehensive suicide prevention strategies in a multisectoral public health approach. The report provides a global knowledge base on suicide and suicide attempts as well as actionable steps for countries based on their current resources and context to move forward in suicide prevention.


The Director of Public Health's Annual Report 2013, produced by Bolton Council's Public Health Team with a foreword by Director of Public Health in Bolton Wendy Meredith, focuses on four particular aspects of public health: demographics and health need; integrated health and wellbeing services; health protection and health improvement. It reflects on ‘The Health of Bolton’ back in 1972 when public health, led by Dr. Alistair Ross, was last in the Local Authority.  It compares this to present day (highlighting successes) whilst identifying future opportunities which working in Bolton Council will bring to improve the health and well-being of the people of Bolton.

If you are interested in finding out more about the history of public health in Bolton, The History Centre (located in The Crescent on le Mans Crescent) have archives dating back to the 1890's! More information on how to access the resources can be found here:

This North West Research Collaboration has resulted in the development of a core indicator set, which provide key data for the North West LEP areas and their constituent local authority areas, covering:

  • Demography;
  • Skills;
  • Sustainable Economy;
  • Future Outlook;
  • Health & Well Being; and
  • Quality of Life.

The most recent datasets are available for download here (461kb)

In addition to the data above, information on the following environmental indicators is available by clicking on the links below:

The following reports also provide useful information on the environment, looking at waste crime across the UK and sustainable businesses:

To find out more about the work of New Economy, please click here:

The purpose of this document is to provide a high level picture of mental health prevalence and activity in the Bolton population. Many figures are necessarily estimates and breakdowns below Bolton level are not available from official sources. For some topics greater detail regarding prevalence, inequalities, and service activity is provided in the respective JSNA chapter available here:

Health Profiles is a programme to improve availability and accessibility for health and health-related information in England. The profiles give a snapshot overview of health for each local authority in England. Health Profiles are produced annually.

Designed to help local government and health services make decisions and plans to improve local people's health and reduce health inequalities, the profiles present a set of health indicators that show how the area compares to the national average. The indicators are carefully selected each year to reflect important public health topics. For more information about the 2015 profiles data (including changes compared to the 2014 profiles) please see the Data page or read the FAQs.

(updated November 2015)

The packs identify potential opportunities for improving outcomes, quality and efficiency at clinical commissioning group (CCG) level. CCGs can use the packs to improve the value of their commissioned CVD services by identifying where to look across the pathway which patients take through the health system, and what to change. This resource can be accessed here:

A collection of resources that enable Local Authorities and partners to develop injury prevention strategies for children and young people. You can access these resources by clicking here:

This document aims:

  • to support local authorities (LAs) to commission oral health improvement programmes for children and young people aged up to 19 years
  • to enable LAs to review and evaluate existing oral health improvement programmes and consider future commissioning intentions
  • to provide an evidence-informed approach with examples of good practice

You can access this resource here:


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