Health Statistics

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Electronic Resources

The NHS subscribes to key healthcare databases, full text journals, e-books and more for its staff. To access these you need to have an Athens username and password. You can obtain one by self-registering at:

An Athens Self-Registration leaflet is available from the Education Centre Libraries at Good Hope, Heartlands, Solihull and Queen Elizabeth hospital

E-Books Collection

(Require Athens Registration)


Staff can access the following Health Statistics full text electronic journals through their Athens account from the ASK Discovery Tool

Useful Websites

This section lists some useful websites, organisations, professional bodies, and Patient information sites useful for Health Statistics professionals.

Birmingham Population Health Statistics

Census and population information

CancerStats (Cancer Research UK)

Incidence, mortality, survival.

DH: Department of Health Statistics

Statistics available on Abortion, Breastfeeding, hospital Estates and Facilities and Patient experience.  

Health and Safety Executive (HSE)

A hands-on statistical data tool is available.

Heartstats (British Heart Foundation)

Recent publications: Children & YP, Trends in Coronary Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease and Physical Activity statistics.

HES (Hospital Activity Statistics)

Data contains all hospital admissions, outpatient appointments and A&E attendances at NHS hospitals in England.


A repository for quantitative information on the UK limbless population referred for prosthetics treatment.

Mental Health Statistics 

The facts and figures around mental health in the UK.


National Confidential Enquiry into Patient Outcome and Death. An independent charity.


Statistical data on organ donation.

NHS Confederation

Key statistics on the NHS.

NHS Digital Indicator Portal

A comprehensive overview of a number of health and social care indicators.

NHS England

Multiplicity of useful data available.

Nuffield Trust

UK and International comparisons 2019.

Office of Health Economics

Compendium of Health Statistics

Office for National Statistics: ONS

Health and Social Care: Life expectancy, Infant Deaths, Cancer and Alcohol related deaths.

Public Health England

A single point of access to data and analysis tools from PHE.

UK National Statistics: Publications Hub

The main gateway for UK statistics released by the government departments.

West Midlands: ONS

Census gives insights into characteristics of the West Midlands’ population 

World Health Organization

Health-related epidemiological and statistical information.