Fair Society, Healthy Lives was published in February 2010. The report included some suggested indicators to support monitoring of the overall strategic direction in reducing health inequalities.
Following on from this, The London Health Observatory and the Institute produced baseline figures for some key indicators of the social determinants of health, health outcomes and social inequality that corresponded, as closely as was possible, to the indicators proposed in Fair Society, Healthy Lives.
Indicators are listed below:
• Male life expectancy
• Female life expectancy
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for male life expectancy
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for female life expectancy
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for male disability-free life expectancy
• Slope index of inequality (SII) for female disability-free life expectancy
• Children achieving a good level of development at age 5
• Young people who are not in education, employment or training (NEET)
• People in households in receipt of means-tested benefits
• Slope index of inequality for people in households in receipt of means-tested benefits
On the 16th December 2011, the Public Health Observatories released updated health inequaliy indicators for all local authorities and primary care organisations in England. Those indicators were published in February 2012. The Network of Public Health Observatories is now part of Public Health England and historical information can be found here.
Marmot Indicators 2017
- Read the Marmot Indicators Briefing, updated July 18th 2017 - PDF
- Review the revised slides from the Marmot Indicators press conference September 2017 - PDF
- Read Michael Marmot's blog post on the analysis.
- Supplementary information produced on 10 August 2017
We have checked the material we presented in our press briefing and identified that while the figures on inequalities in life expectancy within local authorities were based on data for 2012-14, newer data are available on the Fingertips website. We have therefore updated the relevant slides and press briefing.
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Finding the data
For each upper tier local authority in England (excluding the City of London and Isles of Scilly) a pdf is available on the PHE fingertips website. These contain a spine chart and a short description of each indicator.
UCL IHE also worked collaboratively in 2015 to produce new health indicators for the NHS to help reduce preventable A&E admissions arising from social inequality.