Extensive information, intelligence and research about health and wellbeing can be found at the links below:
NHS Information Centre (NHS IC) (external link): the NHS Information Centre is England's central, authoritative source of health and social care information.
Office for National Statistics (ONS): (external link) statistical information on health and social care.
Department of Health (DH): (external link) Covers public health, adult social care and the NHS
The Network of Public Health Observatories (APHO): (external link) access to a range of health products developed by the nine regional public health observatories in England including:
North West Public Health Observatory (NWPHO): (external link) regional health information and intelligence.
Health Profiles: (external link) overview of health and wellbeing in local authority areas
Local Alcohol Profiles England (LAPE): (external link) information about alcohol misuse in England.
Child and Maternal Health Observatory (ChiMat): (external link) evidence and information about children's, young people's and maternal health.
National General Practice Profiles: (external link) performance information at local GP practice level.
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE): (external link) authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, reducing inequalities and variation, includes the NHS Evidence service.
National End of Life Care Intelligence Network (NEoLCIN): (external link) information related to the quality, volume and costs of care provided by the NHS, social services and the third sector, to adults approaching the end of life.
NHS Choices: (external link) information about health and NHS services
Doctor Foster: (external link) provides comparitive information on health and social care services in England
Institute of Public Care: (external link) based at Oxford Brookes University, provides research and intelligence on health and social care including future needs.
Target: Wellbeing - Resources for Older People: (external link) Age UK web page of resources including Training Packs for Care Staff, Reference guides and guides detailing ‘How To’ deliver Wellbeing Projects’.