Hull Public Health 

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Geographical Area

For associated information, see Population.

Also see City Plan, Health and Wellbeing Board, and Public Health Outcomes Framework for more information about the strategies in place for Hull.


Background

The boundaries of the NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) which commissions local services for the NHS and of Hull City Council are the same. There are 23 wards in Hull. Hull City Council use seven Area Committee Areas ('Areas') in Hull which are combinations of the wards. There are other defined geographical areas that are frequently used such as lower layer super output areas (LLSOAs) which have minimum and mean population sizes and were created following the 2001 Census with the purpose of having geographical areas of sufficient population size so that differences in characteristics could be examined (the geographical size of wards in terms of population size vary too much).

It is possible to present some information at LLSOA level as the numbers are sufficiently large, e.g. population estimates, hospital admissions, or smoking prevalence from the local Health and Lifestyle Survey 2011-12 as the numbers are large. However, in most cases, it is not possible to present the data at this level as the numbers are too small. In many cases, it is not even possible to present the data at ward level as the numbers of events is not sufficiently large or the data is not available. For rare events, it might only be possible to present the information for Hull overall. Information is presented within the JSNA, topic-specific Hull JSNA Toolkit reports, Survey reports, the Public Health Outcomes Framework Main Report (to open this report on a particular PHOF indicator, click here), JSNA Hull Atlas, Health Equity Audits, and other documents at various different geographical 'levels' depending on data availability and the statistical considerations of the data. See the topic-specific Hull JSNA Toolkit reports and Glossary for a discussion of the problem of small numbers.

As assessing inequality is so important within public health, information has been presented by deprivation in majority of the reports, such as the JSNA, topic-specific Hull JSNA Toolkit reports, Survey reports, the Public Health Outcomes Framework Main Report (to open this report on a particular PHOF indicator, click here), JSNA Hull Atlas, Health Equity Audits, and other documents. See Deprivation for more information. However, whilst the Index of Multiple Deprivation is the measure used within the local reports and is generally examined in relation to local deprivation quintiles or fifths, by grouping all the LLSOAs into five approximately equal groups so that most deprived 20% of LLSOAs are combined, the next 20% most deprived LLSOAs are combined, etc until five groups are created. This means that the geographical areas defined on the basis of local deprivation quintile are not necessarily adjacent. This illustrates that there are different ways to combine geographical areas to form other areas.

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Area Committee Areas Wards

Click here for a map of wards and Area Committee Areas in Hull.  There are 23 wards in Hull, split accross the seven Area Committee Areas that are used by Hull City Council, as follows:

1. NORTH CARR:

Bransholme East
Bransholme West
Kings Park

2. NORTHERN:

Beverley
Orchard Park and Greenwood
University

3. EAST:

Ings
Longhill
Sutton

4. PARK:

Holderness
Southcoates East
Southcoates West
Marfleet

5. RIVERSIDE

Drypool
Myton
Newington
St Andrew's

6. WEST:

Boothferry
Derringham
Pickering

7. WYKE:

Avenue
Bricknell
Newland

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Map of wards and Area Committee Areas in Hull

Wards and Area Committee Areas in Hull

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Localities

Historically NHS Hull / Hull Primary Care Trust (prior to 1st April 2013) used three Localities. These were combinations of grouped wards, and with one exception grouped combinations of Area Committee Areas. They were (with constituent Area Committee Areas):

1. NORTH:

North Carr
Northern

2. EAST:

East
Park
Drypool ward

3. WEST:

Riverside (excluding Drypool ward)
West
Wyke

These Localities have been frequently used within topic-specific Hull JSNA Toolkit reports, with the East Hull / West Hull boundaries derived from the boundaries of Eastern Hull Primary Care Trust and West Hull Primary Care Trust (these were later combined, October 2006, into Hull Primary Care Trust which was later known as NHS Hull). Some of the older documents such as the JSNA Toolkit Release 1 which was completed January 2007 and the 2003 Health and Lifestyle Survey reports included information broken down into two PCTs.

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Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LLSOAs)

Lower Layer Super Output Areas (LLSOA) are geographical areas that were generated following the 2001 Census. They have a minimum population size of 1,000 and a mean population size of 1,500. There were 163 LLSOAs within Hull. The Index of Deprivation 2010 is based on measuring deprivation at this geographical level. Following the 2011 Census, and population changes, the boundaries for a small number of LLSOAs within Hull have changed slightly and there are now 166 LLSOAs within Hull.

The following map shows Hull with LLSOAs marked, together with the Index of Multiple Deprivation (IMD) 2010 local quintiles (or fifths).

Index of Multiple Deprivation 2010 locl (Hull) quintiles (fifths) by lower layer super ourtput area (LLSOA)

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Primary Care Trust

Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) came into existence in 2000. There were four PCTs across Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire (Eastern Hull, West Hull, East Yorkshire, and Yorkshire Wolds and Coast). PCTs were largely administrative bodies, responsible for commissioning primary, community and secondary health services from providers.

In October 2006, Eastern Hull PCT and West Hull PCT were merged to become Hull Teaching PCT or Hull PCT, which was later known as NHS Hull.

Until 31 May 2011 they also provided community health services directly. Collectively PCTs were responsible for spending around 80% of the total NHS budget.

In March 2013, PCTs were abolished as part of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, and the majority of the commissioning functions were transferred to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

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Public Health Sciences Team

The earliest documents produced on this website are for 2002. In 2002, the Public Health Development Team, which included the epidemiologists / statisticians, worked across four local Primary Care Trusts (Eastern Hull, West Hull, East Yorkshire, and Yorkshire Wolds and Coast). The epidemiology team has since expanded. In April 2006, the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire public health teams, including the epidemiology / statistics team, were split, and the epidemiologists / statisticians moved to Hull and became the Public Health Sciences team within Hull's Public Health Directorate.

In October 2006, these four PCTs merged to become two PCTs: Hull (Teaching) PCT and East Riding of Yorkshire PCT, which were later known as NHS Hull and NHS East Riding of Yorkshire respectively.

Following changes to the NHS and public health as at April 2013, public health have moved from the Primary Care Trusts (PCTs) in the NHS to local authorities, and PCTs have ceased to exist. The Public Health Sciences team moved to Brunswick House (local authority premises) in December 2012 in preparation for the formal move in April 2013. The Public Health Sciences team are now part of Public Health within Hull City Council. Most of the remaining (non public health) staff within the Primary Care Trust became part of NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) or the North Yorkshire and Humber Commissioning Support Unit (NYHCSU).

Some of the older documents included on this website reference the four PCTs within Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire, as some members of the current Public Health Sciences team worked across these areas. This includes documents such as the JSNA Toolkit Release 1 which was completed January 2007 and the 2003 Health and Lifestyle Survey reports.

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Wards

- see Area Committee Areas and Wards. For a map of wards and Area Committee Areas in Hull click here.

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