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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.

A quality assurance report that are used internally to ensure outcomes are effectively delivered and are focused on the target audience. This report will be of use to anyone interested in sports and exercise participation levels and the development of those services supporting these goals. 

A quality assurance report that are used internally to ensure outcomes are effectively delivered and are focused on the target audience. This report will be of use to anyone interested in sports and exercise participation levels and the development of those services supporting these goals. 

NICE's formal guidance on promoting physical activity for children and young people.

Follow the link for full details: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH17

NICE's formal guidance on promoting physical activity in the workplace.

Follow the link for full details: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH13

NICE's formal guidance on physical activity and the environment.

Follow the link for full details: http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH8

NICE has developed public health briefings for a range of different topics. These briefings are meant for local authorities and their partner organisations in the health and voluntary sectors, in particular those involved with health and wellbeing boards.This briefing summarises NICE's recommendations for local authorities and partner organisations on how to encourage people to be physically active. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards.

http://publications.nice.org.uk/physical-activity-phb3

NICE's formal guidance on four commonly used methods to increase physical activity.

Follow the link for full details:http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PH2

An excel spreadsheet providing the results of the Active People Surveys (APS) (1 to 5, up to April 2012) at local authority level. The APS provides the percentage of the adult (age 16 and over) population in a local area who participate in sport and active recreation, at moderate intensity, for at least 30 minutes on at least 12 days out of the last 4 weeks.  

The purpose of this evidence briefing is to provide an overview of the evidence relating to sedentary behaviour and public health to help commissioners, policy makers and practitioners influence work in this field. It defines sedentary behaviour and summarises the risks, current levels and the factors influencing this behaviour as well as the current evidence for effectiveness of interventions to reduce sedentary behaviour. The new UK Chief Medical Officers’ physical activity guidelines for sedentary behaviour and the implications for policy and practice are highlighted.

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