School Health Profiles live on Nottingham Insight

School nurses are specialist public health nurses, who support the development of children and young people aged five to 19 ensuring they have the best possible health and education outcomes. They deliver effective, evidence-based public health interventions with additional care and support for those who need it.

As part of the review of the school nursing service, Nottingham City Public Health developed school health profiles for the groups of schools covered by the school nurses. There are a total of 15 school nursing groups within Nottingham City. These profiles include up-to-date information about children and young people covering a wide range of key indicators (e.g. demographics, wider determinants of health, health improvement). Using the profiles, you can see at a glance how your school group performs against a wide range of indicators. You can also compare the data with other school groups in Nottingham City via the spine charts.

These PDF profiles are now live on the Nottingham Insight website. Accompanying the PDFs is a dedicated webpage which features an interactive e-Atlas offering which is yet another way to view the data.

For further information along with links to the e-Atlas and the downloadable PDFs please visit:

 http://www.nottinghaminsight.org.uk/insight/partnerships/public-health/school-health-profiles.aspx


This posting was written by Wendy Conibear, Information Analyst in the GIS, Data & Information Team (Development Department) at Nottingham City Council

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Census Profiles for Small Communities

The release of Census data this year, has presented many opportunities to package and present the data in a meaningful way to a number of different audiences. One of these audiences is community and voluntary groups who use Nottingham Insight to evidence their funding bids. As competition for funding increases preparing well-researched and succinct bids has become essential. The Nottingham Community and Voluntary Service (NCVS) holds regular workshops showing these groups how to use the Nottingham Insight and navigate their way to a bespoke area created for this purpose. This is the Community and Voluntary Sector hub.

One way we have packaged the data here is to create small area profiles. This group of users do not work with official boundaries i.e. ward or Census boundaries. They are community focused and want to know what is happening in a small defined community area.

We loaded data at Output Area for Nottinghamshire, using the data packs supplied by OCSI (we had previously only loaded in data to Super Output Area, however after some testing decided this would be a good step forward). There are 3,609 Output Areas in Nottinghamshire. The Census community boundaries were agreed by various partners and are an amalgamation of whole and partial Output Areas.

The profiles provide a snapshot of each small community, enabling comparisons to be made against the district, region and at a national level. Users can easily extract data they require to support their funding application, highlight areas of deprivation and determine their target audience.

The profiles have being well-received and the model can now be replicated in other teams’ areas. For example, our Housing section has asked us to provide Census profiles for their letting areas. The setting up of the profiles in this way has potentially saved many hours of work by officers in calculating Census data for these smaller areas.

Please click here to open an example of a Census community profile.

This posting was written by Wendy Conibear, Information Analyst in the GIS, Data & Information Team (Development Department) at Nottingham City Council

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