Public Health England Statistics Bulletin

Welcome to the latest edition of the monthly PHE Statistics bulletin.

PHE Statistics is a summary of the latest official statistics releases published by PHE, arranged by topic. The bulletin will also feature any recent ad hoc statistical publications.

Bulletins will routinely be published on the first Tuesday of each month or as soon as possible afterwards. 

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Health improvement

Ad-hoc statistical publications during this period

COVID-19 surge testing outcomes reports: management information

Sequencing of confirmed COVID-19 cases via test sites and home testing of postcodes included in surge testing operations.

Work is underway in NHS Test and Trace to digitally label samples associated with surge testing, through an end-to-end process from sample to sequence. In the interim, this preliminary analysis uses a pragmatic proxy of samples identified through local surge testing initiatives as:

  • specimens taken at a mobile test unit (MTU), regional test site (RTS) or local test site (LTS) that has been designated by NHS Test and Trace as related to surge testing, during the period surge testing was in operation PLUS
  • specimens from a home test kit delivered to a postcode within a designated surge test area, during the period surge testing was in operation

National norovirus and rotavirus bulletin: management information

Summary of norovirus and rotavirus laboratory surveillance and enteric virus outbreaks in hospital and community settings in England during 2020 to 2021 season.


Emergency presentations of cancer: data up to September 2020 

The quarterly emergency presentations of cancer data has been updated by Public Health England’s National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS).

Data estimates are for all malignant cancers (excluding non-melanoma skin cancer) and are at Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level, with England as a whole for comparison.

Cancer survival: index for Clinical Commissioning Groups, 2003 to 2018

One-year cancer survival by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) for all cancers combined – breast, colorectal and lung – from 2003 to 2018 and followed up to 2019.


Excess mortality in England: weekly reports

Weekly excess mortality in England broken down by age, sex, geographical areas, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death.

Excess mortality in English regions 

Excess mortality by English region; broken down by age, sex, upper tier local authority, ethnic group, level of deprivation, cause of death and place of death.

Wider impacts of COVID-19 on health monitoring tool

National monitoring tool that brings together metrics to assess the wider impacts of coronavirus (COVID-19) on health.

The monitoring tool collates metrics across a range of wider impacts to provide stakeholders with a single point of access. This will enable stakeholders to:

  • monitor changes over time or against an agreed point in time
  • make timely, informed decisions
  • intervene early to mitigate against poor outcomes
  • understand the wider context on population health

WICH is updated on the third Thursday of each month and may include the addition of new metrics as they become available.

Child and maternal health

Oral health survey of 3 year old children 2020

Results of the Public Health England (PHE) oral health survey from the academic year 2019 to 2020.

The oral health survey results of 3 year olds show:

  • 10.7% of 3 year olds in England (whose parents gave consent for this survey) had experienced tooth decay 
  • children with tooth decay experience had on average 3 teeth that were decayed, missing or filled (at age 3 most children have all 20 primary teeth)

Mental health

Children living with parents in emotional distress: March 2021 update

The proportion of children living with at least one parent reporting symptoms of emotional distress, by family type and work status.

Public Health England (PHE) has published an update to 4 indicators reporting on the proportion of children living with:

  • at least one parent reporting symptoms of emotional distress
  • a mother reporting symptoms of emotional distress
  • a father reporting symptoms of emotional distress
  • both parents reporting symptoms of emotional distress 

Dementia profile: April 2021 update

Updated statistics on dementia prevalence, hospital admissions, care and mortality, at the national and subnational geographical areas in England.

Severe mental illness profile: April 2021 update

Data on prevalence, risk and related factors, service contacts, and quality and outcomes.

The severe mental illness profile has been produced to support an intelligence-driven approach to understanding and meeting need. It provides data to help improve support, services and outcomes for people living with and recovering from severe mental illness. The profile also provides planners, providers and stakeholders with the means to profile their area and benchmark against similar populations.

Health protection

Health surveillance and reporting programmes, infectious diseases and immunisation

Cover of vaccination evaluated rapidly (COVER) programme 2020 to 2021: quarterly data

UK quarterly data and commentary on coverage achieved by the UK childhood immunisation programme.

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in children of school age: monthly data, 2020 to 2021

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in healthcare workers: monthly data, 2020 to 2021

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake in GP patients: monthly data, 2020 to 2021

Healthcare associated infection (HCAI):

MRSA, MSSA, Gram-negative bacteraemia and CDI: quarterly report

  • Trends in meticillin resistant (MRSA) and meticillin susceptible Staphylococcus aureus (MSSA), Gram-negative bacteraemia and Clostridioides difficile (CDI) infection. Data up to October to December 2020.

Healthcare associated infections (HCAI) monthly data updates:

Weekly infectious disease surveillance data updates:

National flu and COVID-19 surveillance reports: 2020 to 2021 season

National influenza and COVID-19 report, monitoring COVID-19 activity, seasonal flu and other seasonal respiratory illnesses.

Weekly all-cause mortality surveillance: 2020 to 2021