Health Profiles for Surrey published
Public Health England, an executive agency of the Department of Health, has published the Health Profiles for Surrey for 2013. Health Profiles are designed to show the differences in health (or factors that affect health) between different places in England so that services can be prioritised and planned for each area. The information is available at county level and also for Surrey's boroughs and districts.
The main headlines for Surrey were:
- The health of the county is generally better than the England average.
- Over the last 10 years, all cause mortality rates have fallen, and early death rates from cancer, heart disease and stroke have fallen and are better than the England average.
- Estimated levels of adult 'healthy eating', smoking, physical activity and obesity are better than the England average.
- The rate of road injuries and deaths is worse than the England average, as is the rate of incidence of malignant melanoma.
Find out more information on health and wellbeing in Surrey by visiting the Health Profiles website.