Chart of the month

Data visualisation of today’s most intriguing health and health care trends


Each month we shine a light on new topic by analysing the data and exploring the implications for those in health care policy and at the frontline.

This month


The gap in healthy life expectancy between the most and least deprived areas in England

November 2018 chart of the month. The government’s vision for the role of prevention in improving health supports includes en...

Previous months


How much has the backlog in maintenance of NHS estates increased?

October 2018 chart of the month. Since 2013/14, the maintenance backlog for NHS hospitals has risen substantially, with most ...


Survey of adopters

September 2018 chart of the month. ‘Providing more opportunities to share learning’ would have helped the most in adopting in...


14-day cancer waiting times

August 2018 chart of the month. The 14-day waiting time standard from urgent GP referral for suspected cancer to first outpat...


Large drop in the number of new nurses coming from the EU to work in the UK

July 2018 chart of the month. The number of EU nurse registrants has dropped by 87% from 6,400 in 2016/17 to 800 in 2017/...


Is the recent funding announcement enough for NHS England?

June 2018 Chart of the Month. The Government has announced an increase to NHS England’s main budget of just over £20bn by 202...


The cost of unmet demand in social care

May 2018 Chart of the Month. It's estimated that social care spending pressures would grow at 3.7% per year to 2030/31: based...


How has the productivity of UK health care changed between 1997 and 2015?

April 2018 Chart of the Month. Between 1997 and 2015, productivity across the UK NHS grew by 16%, at an average of around 1% ...


Change in councils’ spending needs and their ability to raise revenue

March 2018 Chart of the Month. The relationship between changes in per-capita assessed relative spending need and changes in ...


Trends in the number of English NHS hospital admissions, 2006 to 2016

February 2018 Chart of the Month. How have the number of in-patient admissions to NHS hospitals in England, and the patient m...


Trends in people admitted from A&E and waiting after decision to admit

January 2018 Chart of the Month. Fewer people attend A&E in winter than at other times of the year, but more of the people wh...

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