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New NCC website launched

A snapshot of the key health issues facing Norfolk is available on a new-look website.

Statistics on life expectancy, smoking and other key issues are included in the website developed by Norfolk County Council:

Dr Louise Smith, Norfolk’s director of public health, said: “This easy to use website gives you all the information you need on the county’s health. It helps the council and its partners identify trends and issues and then develop the right information campaigns, support and services to tackle them.”

Examples include:

  • Across Norfolk between 1 in 7 and 1 in 8 (about 14%) people smoke, but this ranges from about 1 in 11 (about 9%) who smoke in Broadland to almost 1 in 5 (about 18%) in Breckland
  • Across Norfolk almost 1 in 2,500 (about 40 per 100,000) people under 75 will die from preventable cardiovascular disease, lower than England as a whole for which almost 1 in 2,180 people (about 46 per 100,000) under 75 will die from preventable cardiovascular disease
  • On average men in Norfolk live for about 80 years and women live for about 83 years and 9 months. For men this ranges from about 78 years and 4 months in Norwich to about 81 years and 4 months in South Norfolk. For women this ranges from about 82 years and 9 months in Great Yarmouth to about 84 years and 10 months in South Norfolk
    Norfolk’s health and wellbeing board, which represents council, NHS and other key bodies, received a demonstration of the new website when it met on Wednesday 24 April.

The information comes from the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA) – an on-line picture of the health and wellbeing of the people of Norfolk and the issues which affect their needs, inequalities and services.

The new website offers a range of improvements, including:

  • Better reporting and profiling: multi-theme overview reports for wards and individual themed reports across all geographies for eight themes: population, children and young people, health and social care, housing, crime and community safety, deprivation, economy and employment, and environment
  • New map explorer: you can produce a wide range of thematic maps with our interactive map explorer, using different classifications and colour schemes, show animated time-series, view ranked data tables and download or export data
  • New data explorer: the dedicated data explorer allows you to search more than 5,000 indicators in our data catalogue and download them in a specified format
  • New content structure: the way information is accessed has been improved, enabling a simplified menu structure

The Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) is a statutory requirement as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. It provides data and analyses on the health status and trends needed to inform the development and implementation of the Joint Health and Wellbeing Strategy (JHWBS).

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