The vision of our Health and Well-Being Board, which we endorse, is that we have the healthiest population in the country. This means supporting people to take responsibility to look after themselves, increasing the quality of life as well as the length of life, and reducing ill health to minimise demand and dependency on public services. In doing so we want to promote health awareness and healthier lifestyles within families. This will reduce the likelihood of them developing health problems such as diabetes, and help to detect diseases such as cancer earlier, improving the chance of successful treatment outcomes.

Improving public health

% of cancer screening coverage for bowel cancer
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31 Mar 16
60.8%
 
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% of cancer screening coverage for breast cancer
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31 Mar 16
82.1%
 
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% of eligible adults aged 65+ who have received the flu vaccine
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31 Mar 17
71.60%
 
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Cancer screening coverage for cervical cancer
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31 Mar 16
77.4%
 
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Proportion of the population meeting the recommended '5-a-day
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31 Dec 15
54.5%
 
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Rate of hip fractures in people aged 65+
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31 Mar 16
589
 
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Rate of hospital admissions as a result of self-harm (15-24 years old)
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31 Mar 16
125.40
 
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Reducing hospital admissions for alcohol specific conditions
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31 Mar 16
621
 
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Smoking prevalence (18+ years)
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31 Dec 15
14.6%
 
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Participation in activities for health and well-being

Number of leisure centre visitors
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30 Jun 17
1,979,214
 
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Number of visitors to libraries
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30 Jun 17
973,707
 
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Number of visitors to outdoor recreation facilities
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30 Jun 17
1,006,029
 
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Number of visitors to visitor attractions
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30 Jun 17
148,863
 
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Number of visitors to the Theatre Severn
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30 Jun 17
181,908
 
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Number of visitors to the Old Market Hall
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30 Jun 17
66,840
 
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Improving environmental health

% of premises broadly compliant with food hygiene standards
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30 Jun 17
98.20
 
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Number of people killed or seriously injured on Shropshire roads
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30 Jun 17
160.7
 
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