Hull Public Health 

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Other Reports

A number of other documents relating to statistics and epidemiology have been produced as follows:


The Glossary contains a list of abbreviations, statistical and epidemiological terms, information about the data sources and the geographical area, benchmarking and provides details of the local surveys.

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Problem of Synthetic Estimates

Problem of Synthetic Estimates which gives a full discussion about the problems with modelled or synthetic estimates.

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Statistical Presentation

The Statistical Presentation is a presentation with detailed 'notes' pages covering the following topics: what is statistics? variability, confidence intervals, problems of small numbers, standardisation, causality, and questions to ask (when examining/interpreting data/statistics). This document also gives examples of variability in relation to numbers surveyed and the implication on the width of confidence intervals.

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Another document gives more information on Standardisation, including worked examples of both indirect and direct standardisation.

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Longer Lives

A one-page Longer Lives Briefing Paper has been produced giving information on the premature mortality rates published by Public Health England in their Longer Lives project.

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Why QOF Prevalence Differs Among Practies

Details of why the prevalence of diagnosed disease (from the Quality and Outcomes Framework primary care disease registers) differs among practices are discussed in a short report Why QOF Prevalence Differs Among Practices.

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Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment

A Phramaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) is an assessment of the pharmaceutical need of a defined geographical area. It is a separate, statutory document from the JSNA (although both documents need to make reference to each other). It should be seen as part of the overall planning for health and social care in the local area.

From 1 April 2013, Health and Wellbeing Boards (HWBs) assumed responsibility for the PNA, which were previously published by Primary Care Trusts, in line with the NHS (Pharmaceutical and Local Pharmaceutical Services) Regulations 2013.

The NHS Commissioning Board will use the PNA to decide whether to allow applications for new pharmacies and dispensing appliance contractor premises to go ahead. Local Authority Public Health teams and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will also use the PNA to inform their commissioning decisions.

A new PNA for Hull is currently being written and will be published by the statutory deadline of 1 April 2015. The existing PNA for Hull, written by NHS Hull PCT, is available:

Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment for Hull 2011-14

The Department of Health have produced a useful guide on PNAs for Health and Wellbeing Boards. This can be found here.

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