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Loneliness and social isolation briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on Loneliness and Social Isolation has been refreshed and published to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. It represents an update to the previous paper, providing the latest statistics and analysis on the burden of ill health ...

Breastfeeding briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on Breastfeeding has been refreshed and published to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. It represents an update to the previous paper and to compliment the new Local Maternity and Neonatal breastfeeding strategy. The paper ...

Dementia briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on Dementia has been refreshed and published to the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment. Dementia is predicted to rise by 55% in England between 2020 and 2040. This paper sets out the impact on individuals, carers and services ...

Norfolk’s Story 2021 published

Norfolk’s Story aims to bring key evidence together, along with nationally published data, to provide a robust analysis of Norfolk and is intended to be a high-level report to support the development of strategies, inform policy and resource ...

New Health and Wellbeing Profiles

Health and wellbeing profiles give a broad picture of the key health and wellbeing issues for an area in Norfolk by presenting a set of indicators. These indicators are based on the Health and Wellbeing Board priorities of: Tackling Health ...

Protected Characteristics – Area Reports

The Equality Act 2010 protects people against discrimination because of the protected characteristics that we all have. Under the Equality Act 2010, there are nine protected characteristics. A collection of reports have been published for localities ...

English Indices of Deprivation 2019 – Report & dashboard published

A report and dashboard have been published providing a summary of the English Indices of Deprivation 2019 for Norfolk, relative to the rest of England. They analyse the measure of deprivation produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities & ...

Smoking in pregnancy briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on smoking in pregnancy has been updated. Smoking in pregnancy increases the risk of stillbirth, miscarriage, low birth weight, and poor growth and development of the baby, which can lead to ill-health during childhood and ...

Substance misuse – Drugs briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on Substance misuse – Drugs has been updated. Substance misuse is defined as regular excessive consumption of, and/or dependence on, psychoactive substances, leading to social, psychological, physical or legal problems. It ...

Homelessness briefing paper published

Housing and health are linked and those who are homeless are more likely to have physical and mental health issues, including depression, misuse of drugs and alcohol, than the general population. They are also less likely to receive primary health ...

Deprivation briefing paper published

The most recent Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) was released in September 2019, our briefing paper has been brought up to date with this release. Norfolk ranked the 84th relatively most deprived upper tier local authority out of 151 in total ...

Director of public health report 2019 published

This year’s Director of Public Health report explores what is known about growing up and the health needs of children in Norfolk. The report considers the health and wellbeing of children and young people aged 5-19 years, a critical stage in life, ...

Suicide in Norfolk – Public health audit published

Suicide is devastating for families and communities and there are significant social and gender inequalities. More men aged under 50 in England and Wales die from suicide than from road deaths, coronary heart disease, accidental poisoning or diseases ...

Low birth weight briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on low birth weight has been updated to bring it up-to-date with the latest indicators, data and strategies. Low birth weight increases the risk of childhood mortality, developmental problems and poorer health in later life. A low ...

Adult carers briefing paper published

Our briefing paper on adult carers and carers of adults in need of care and support has been updated to bring it up-to-date with the latest indicators, data and strategies. Carers or anyone who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who, due to ...

Childhood poverty briefing paper published

Living in poverty impacts on health, education, social and psychological outcomes, limiting development and preventing people from reaching their full potential. Children from a poor background are more likely to be bottle fed, breathe second-hand ...

Self-harm briefing paper published

A briefing paper on self-harm has been published describing indicators, data and strategies on the topic. Self-harm is defined as an intentional act of self-poisoning or self-injury irrespective of the type of motivation or degree of suicidal intent. ...

Falls and falls prevention briefing paper update

Our briefing paper on falls and falls prevention has been updated to bring it up-to-date with the latest indicators, data and strategies. Falls are the most frequent and serious type of accident in people aged 65 and over. Falling and fear of falling ...