The Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard

The Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard builds on our learning from the COVID-19 pandemic around the importance of good quality data to provide insights to drive improvements in tackling healthcare inequalities.

Whilst several individual tools exist, the Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard provides key strategic indicators relating to healthcare inequalities all in one place.

The dashboard measures, monitors, and informs actionable insight to make improvements to narrow health inequalities. It covers the five priority areas for narrowing healthcare inequalities in the 2021-22 planning guidance. It also covers data relating to the five clinical areas in our Core20PLUS5 approach.

By providing data cut by ethnicity and deprivation, the dashboard will enable the NHS to take concerted action to improve health inequalities.

Accessing the Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Dashboard

The process for dashboard access is through the Healthcare Inequalities Improvement Programme NHS Futures collaboration platform. Click on the strategic priorities tab, then scroll down to strategic priority 3 and click on the HII dashboard tab to see a process for accessing the dashboard.

The dashboard is available to regions, systems, primary care networks, NHS providers and local authorities to see their own local data. A letter was issued to the system on 25 November 2021.

We are keen to ensure that our dashboard continues to be designed and developed in co-production with our users, and fulfils the three tests of any good dashboard:

  • Accessibility – everyone who needs the data, can access the dashboard, and use it.
  • Functionality – the function of the dashboard is to host data on the five healthcare inequalities strategic priorities and the CORE20PLUS5 approach.
  • Usability – the dashboard is used across the NHS and the wider system to provide actionable insights to tackle health inequalities.

Those with access to the HIID can also use other tools and resources available on the platform which includes:

  • Priority neighbourhoods for unplanned hospitalisations dashboard
  • Actionable insights tool
  • Primary Care Networks Dashboard

These tools and dashboards aim to provide rich data, insights and evidence on key strategic priority areas to narrow healthcare inequalities and complement those available from other national programme teams, and organisations working to narrow health inequalities.

For further enquiries about the Healthcare Inequalities Improvement dashboard, email