This section looks at mortality in general terms and includes:
For mortality from specific conditions please see our long-term conditions pages.
In June 2013, Public Health England (PHE) launched the Longer Lives project to highlight the inequalities in premature mortality across the country and thereby help communities decide on steps to improve their collective health. PHE quantifies premature deaths (before 75 years of age) from the most common causes of mortality in England, these are lung disease, liver disease, cancer and injury.
Ranking the 150 county and unitary authorities in England for premature deaths (where 1 is the best and 150 the worst) for 2014-16 shows that:
The national End of Life Care strategy (2008) is currently being refreshed and in the interim, NHS England have produced Actions for End of Life Care: 2014-16 (PDF 592 KB). The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has produced quality standards for end of life care for adults, which provides a comprehensive picture of what high quality end of life care should look like.
The place of death: rolling 12-month report now covers the full 2017 period (figures provisional until August 2018) (XLSM 1.5 MB) and highlights the latest place of death and palliative care figures for the six clinical commissioning groups (CCG) across the Lancashire-12 area. The data shows that over this twelve-month period, patients registered to the six local CCGs were more likely to die in either a care home or home setting, than a hospital setting.
In addition to the above, Public Health England has created online, interactive end of life care profiles for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities.
Further analysis and data
Mortality from causes considered preventable (XLSX 24 KB)
Place of death rolling 12-month report 2017 (XLSM 1.5 MB)
Page updated March 2018