The Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) sets out a vision for public health to IMPROVE and PROTECT the nation’s health and improve the health of the poorest fastest.
Indicators within the framework, that are published by Public Health England (PHE), are grouped into 4 domains- wider determinants, health improvements, health protection, healthcare and premature mortality; which cover the full spectrum of public health. The outcomes reflect a focus not only on how long people live, but how well they live at all stages of life.
The public health outcome framework enables local authorities to benchmark and compare their own outcomes with other local authorities. Updates on PHOF are published as part of a quarterly cycle in August, November, February and May.
Latest Update – May 2019
The appended borough report, which includes the indicators updated in May 2019, identifies Wandsworth’s current level of performance and compares it to its previous year’s performance. Further comparisons are made to inner London boroughs, London and England. The public health board have a watching brief on indicators related to immunisation, screening and air quality and they are therefore considered as high priority.
- Generally, Wandsworth performed similarly against the London and England averages on most indicators.
- Wandsworth performed worse than the London and England averages for children in low income families (all dependent children under 20),life expectancy at 65 years and the percentage of adult carers who have as much social contact as they would like.
- Wandsworth performed better than the inner London boroughs for most of the remainder of the PHOF indicators, apart from those population exposed to road, rail and air transport noise, offenders who re-offend and the percentage of adults classified as overweight or obese.
Read the full update: Public Health Outcomes Framework- May 2019 Update!