Wokingham is healthiest place in England and Blackpool the unhealthiest in new index – so how did your city fare?
- Berkshire city obtained total well being rating of 110 placing it to high of the checklist
- Scores had been collected by Office for National Statistics and monetary firm
- Seaside city Blackpool solely scored 86 on the general well being class of index
Wokingham has been named the healthiest place in England whereas Blackpool has been branded unhealthiest, in keeping with the primary official nationwide well being index.
The Berkshire city obtained an total well being rating of 110, placing it to the highest of the checklist, whereas Blackpool solely scored 86.
The scores, collected by the Office for National Statistics and monetary providers firm Lane Clark & Peacock had been discovered by combining completely different well being elements in each space corresponding to dementia, most cancers, alcohol misuse and grownup weight problems.
It is regarded as the primary composite well being index on the planet after ministers requested statisticians to evaluate the well being of the nation in a bid to measure the consequences of presidency coverage on well being.
Some of the findings have offered meals for thought for statisticians and policymakers alike as some areas have wholesome scores for sure life elements however not others.
While Newham in east London has among the worse charges for bodily exercise and wholesome consuming it additionally seems to have the bottom charges of despair and dementia in the entire of England.
Similarly, east Yorkshire has unhealthy scores for coronary heart circumstances, most cancers and hypertension however receives excessive scores for all times satisfaction.
Former chief medical officer professor Dame Sally Davies, who led the research alongside Dr Jonathan Person-Stuttard, really helpful such a desk be created in 2018.
Wokingham has been named the healthiest place in England whereas Blackpool has been branded unhealthiest, in keeping with the primary official nationwide well being index
The Berkshire city obtained an total well being rating of 110, placing it to the highest of the checklist, whereas Blackpool solely scored 86
Mr Pearson-Stuttard, head of well being analytics at LCP, mentioned the index of 149 native authority areas must be considered as ‘an asset to the nation’.
He informed The Sunday Times: ‘The numbers reveal clear and substantial variations throughout England and must be a wake-up name to the federal government to ship on its manifesto pledge to degree up regional inequalities.
‘While there may be some encouragement available from slight enhancements in measures associated to wellbeing and mortality, these have been cancelled out by worsening psychological and bodily well being morbidity.
‘These might have deteriorated additional because of Covid-19.’
Mr Pearson-Stuttard, head of well being analytics at LCP, mentioned the index of 149 native authority areas must be considered as ‘an asset to the nation’
The index revealed a stark north-south divide. Wokingham is on the high of the checklist with an total well being rating of 110.1, adopted by Richmond upon Thames with 107.7 and Windsor and Maidenhead with 106.5.
South areas West Berkshire, Surrey, Bracknell Forest, Buckinghamshire, Rutland, Kingston upon Thames and Hampshire make up the remainder of the ten healthiest locations.
In distinction, Blackpool has the bottom rating of 86.4, beneath Hull with 91 and Stoke-on-Trent with 91.4. Northern cities Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Knowsley, Doncaster, Nottingham, St Helens and Salford make up the remainder of England’s ten unhealthiest areas.
Although this index solely measured scores for England, the group has plans to broaden it to the remainder of the UK.