Southampton locality and GP practice profiles
Locality and GP practice profiles have been produced to help better understand and benchmark local population need and to inform the setting of priorities. Two key resources have been produced, a spine chart tool for localities and GP practices and PDF data packs for each of the three localities (West, North & Central and East). A map showing the localities and GP practices within each is shown below and can also be downloaded from the resources section.
The spine chart tool summarises 65 indicators across nine themes including, population and demography, life expectancy and mortality, physical health, mental health, health behaviours, healthy start, children and young people, ageing well and wider determinants of health. The spine chart is provided as an easy to use Excel file; simply select the locality or GP practice of interest from the drop down list to display that profile. Detailed guidance and frequently asked questions (FAQs) are provided within the tool.
The PDF data packs provide a more detailed summary of the population health within each locality using tables charts and infographics. Data is presented at locality level, although variations by GP practice are also shown to highlight any differences within the locality. This is important as just examining information at locality level can mask inequalities within a locality.
The Excel spine chart tool and PDF data packs can be downloaded from the resources section below, along with a range of other data resources available for GP practices and localities.