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A survey of 6800 gay and bi-sexual men covering their approach and thoughts health lifestyle, common health needs and health sector experiences. A useful collection for commissioners and providers of services to the gay and bi-sexual communities. Attached is the complete survey findings and the North West dataset.

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A survey of over 6000 individuals that examines the health needs and experiences of care of lesbians. Although produced in 2008 it is still the most comprehensive, substantial and relevant piece of work surrounding lesbian health needs. Anyone involved in the commissioning or delivery of health and wellbeing services to the lesbian and bi-sexual communities. Attached is the original report and the north west dataset.

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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.

NICE's formal guidance on identifying and supporting people most at risk of dying prematurely.

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NICE's formal guidance on preventing the uptake of smoking by children and young people.

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NICE's formal guidance on smoking cessation services.

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NICE's formal guidance on workplace interventions to promote smoking cessation.

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This is the Smoking attributable 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.



  • Smoking attributable mortality in Bolton is higher than both the national and regional average;
  • The mortality rate is static locally, regionally, and nationally;
  • In Bolton, there is an inequality gradient in mortality across socioeconomic groups for both sexes;
  • Bolton has a higher rate of smoking attributable mortality due to heart disease and stroke and other cerebrovascular disease than the North West and England;
  • Bolton is higher than average for smoking attributable mortality compared to both its peer group and within the Greater Manchester connurbation.


This survey is the latest in a series designed to monitor smoking, drinking and drug use among secondary school pupils aged 11 to 15. Information was obtained from 6,519 pupils in 219 schools throughout England in the autumn term of 2011.

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 their partner organisations, on preventing people from taking up smoking and helping people to stop smoking. It is particularly relevant to health and wellbeing boards. You can access it via the link below:

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