Introduction

Welcome to the Hackney and the City of London Health and Wellbeing Profiles website. This website brings together data and evidence that help to develop local priorities for policy, strategy and commissioning with an aim of improving residents’ health and reducing inequalities.

Most of the evidence here is gathered through the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) process. The JSNA is an ongoing process which helps to identify the health and wellbeing needs of the local population. It is a statutory requirement to conduct the JSNA and local authorities, the NHS, other core Hackney Health and Wellbeing Board and the City of London Health and Wellbeing Board members together contribute to the JSNA with their knowledge and expertise.

Recent Publications

Published February 2024
Alcohol Habits and Harms – Report for Hackney and City of London
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Published January 2024
Tobacco Needs Assessment for City and Hackney 2024
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Published January 2024
Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 2024 factsheet
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Published December 2023
Breathing Easy: Air Quality and its Impact on Health, 2023
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Published December 2023
Sexually Healthy: Annual report of the Director of Public Health, 2023
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Published December 2023
World AIDS Day: Report on HIV and AIDS in the City and Hackney, 2023
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Published November 2023
Female Genital Mutilation: Report for Hackney, 2018 to 2023
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Published November 2023
Movember: Men’s Health Matters Report
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Published October 2023
Smoking Prevalence: Report for Hackney
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Published September 2023
Eye Health in Hackney Fact Sheet
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Published September 2023
Eye Health Report in Hackney
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News and Updates

Alcohol habits and harms – Report for Hackney and City of London

Published February 2024

This short report by the City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team shows that, in the City of London and Hackney, roughly 1,300 years of life are lost due to alcohol-related conditions every year. Areas with a dense concentration of alcohol-selling establishments tend to experience higher rates of harmful alcohol consumption and related incidents. Certain demographic groups are also more vulnerable to these risks. However, access to support services remains limited. Even though Dry January is over, you can still find useful information and support on the Alcohol Change website. You can also talk to your GP, pharmacist, or the City and Hackney Recovery Service for advice and help.

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Tobacco Needs Assessment for City and Hackney

Published January 2024

Smoking remains the single biggest risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is also the biggest cause of inequalities in mortality rates between different socio-demographic groups in our communities. This needs assessment by the City and Hackney Public Health Team sets out the national and local policy context about tobacco control, provides insights on the local picture of smoking behaviours, examines the latest evidence and best practice as well as the local response, and makes recommendations for local action.

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Cervical Cancer Prevention Week: 2024 factsheet

Published January 2024

Up to 93% of cervical cancer cases are avoidable. As part of Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (22nd to 28th January 2024) the City of London and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team has prepared a short fact sheet looking at cervical cancer locally, actions that can be taken to prevent it, and symptoms to be aware of.

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Breathing Easy: Air Quality and its Impact on Health

Published December 2023

Discover the latest insights on how air pollution affects your wellbeing: In alignment with Hackney Council’s Air Quality Action Plan, the Climate, Sustainability and Environmental Services and Public Health Intelligence Team have worked together to produce a report, delving into air quality and its impact on health in Hackney and the City of London. Building on the 2019 Quality of the Local Environment Needs Assessment, this update aims to contribute to the development of local air quality and climate action plans and strategies, for a healthier, greener future.

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Sexually Healthy: Director of Public Health Annual report

Published December 2023

This year’s annual report from the Director of Public Health for the City of London and the London Borough of Hackney focuses on sexual and reproductive health. Promoting good sexual and reproductive health throughout our communities is an overarching goal for the many organisations and individuals who work to improve public health. Therefore, this report centres on residents aged under 30 and City and Hackney’s strategies to reduce sexually transmitted infections. After evaluating the current challenges faced by young people and considering how to address them, the report proposes five areas in which to tackle the high levels of local need and reduce health inequalities.

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World AIDS Day 2023

Published December 2023

World AIDS Day, celebrated on 1 December, is a day when people come together to honour lives lost and show support against HIV and AIDS-related stigmas. As part of World AIDS Day this year, the City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team has prepared a short report exploring the extent of HIV in the local areas and providing information on help available.

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Female Genital Mutilation

Published November 2023

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) is a harmful cultural practice involving the partial or complete removal of the external female genitalia or other injury to the female genital organs. FGM lacks any medical justification and is widely recognised as a violation of human rights. As part of the global 16 Days of Activism against Gender-based Violence, which starts every year on 25th November, the City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team has prepared a short report exploring the extent of FGM in the local areas.

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Movember: Men’s Health Matters

Published November 2023

Movember, also recognised as Men’s Health Awareness Month, is a month-long campaign during November that encourages men to engage in open conversations, seek support, and take steps towards a happier and healthier life, with a focus on mental health, suicide prevention, prostate cancer, and testicular cancer. This short report, prepared by the City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team, explores these topics within the context of Hackney and the City of London.

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Smoking Prevalence in Hackney 2023

Published October 2023

Smoking remains the single biggest risk for cancer, heart disease, stroke, lung diseases, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. It is also the biggest cause of inequalities in mortality rates between different socio-demographic groups in our communities. The government has recently announced the welcomed measures to protect young people from the harms of smoking for generations to come. This short report by the City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Team presents the smoking figures for Hackney.

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National Eye Health Week 18th to 24th September 2023 

Published September 2023

The National Eye Health Week 18th to 24th September 2023 is aimed at promoting the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests for all. The newly released fact sheet and report provide insight into eye health in Hackney.

City and Hackney Public Health Intelligence Strategic Plan 2023-28

Published July 2023

Data and insight are necessary to understand the needs of residents, provide best services, produce evidence-based policies, inform behaviour change and empower our communities to take control of their wellbeing. The Public Health Intelligence Strategic Plan sets out the strategic priorities for the next five years.

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