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The LHO is an integral part of the network of twelve public health observatories (PHOs) across the UK and Ireland that form the Association of Public Health Observatories (APHO). The LHO produces information, data and intelligence on the health and health care of the 7.8 million people who live in London. Contains data on the following diseases: cancers, cardiovascular, diabetes, long term conditions, mental health, respiratory disease. In addition to providing intelligence for its London stakeholders, the LHO also has a national lead role on behalf of APHO on health inequalities, ethnicity and tobacco. It is the lead Observatory for NICE, the NHS Confederation and the Centre for Public Scrutiny.
Main Topics/Subject Category
Population and demography, hospital episode statistics, indicators and performance rating
Admissions by type of admission, selected primary diagnosis and cause.
Population, ethnicity, health indicators, performance ratings, programme budgeting, public health, performance, Health Authority, prevalence, smoking, mortality, pneumonia, mental health, psychiatry, mental illness, hospital admission, hospital readmission, emergency, diagnosis, diabetes, cancer, malignant, neoplasm, heart disease, accidents and injury, cancers, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, long term conditions, respiratory disease, PCT indicators, performance ratings, programme budgeting, public health, performance
Identifier Variables
Area of Health System
Public health
Disease Area
Injury, Cancer, Cardiovascular diseases, Diabetes, Mental health, Oral health, Respiratory diseases
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic, Demographic
Data collecting organization (s)
London public health observatory (LPHO)
Data Type
Coverage (date of field work)
2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007
Unit of Analysis
Data on about 7.8 million people who live in London
Conditions of Access
Free access
HES data Population and emography[…]/PopulationandDemography.aspx PCT indicators and performance ratings