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Clare Griffiths

Clare is Deputy Head of Indicators and Risk Factors Intelligence at Public Health England. She leads on all aspects of health indicator development, as well as having a particular focus on data on tobacco control and the wider determinants of health. She is also deputy lead for Official Statistics in PHE. Prior to this Clare worked at the London and East Midlands Health Observatories on a range of projects including the Compendium of Population Health indicators. Before joining the Public Health Observatories, Clare was at the Office for National Statistics for 11 years, and was Head of mortality analysis from 2004 to 2009. She also worked on health inequalities and cancer statistics while at ONS. Clare graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with an MSc in Medical Demography in 1998.

Reporting the vital statistics - how data management has been central to the handling of the pandemic

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Over the last two years the COVID-19 Dashboard has played a central role in managing the pandemic. This blog looks at the evolution of the dashboard, how the data features in our daily lives and why transparency is so important.

From event to indicator - collecting and using data in our Public Health Outcomes Framework

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We are often asked why the data we publish in the Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF) webtool is not current. For example, in early 2018, why is 2015 the latest data we have available on under 18 conceptions and 2016 …

The ordinary person: measuring height and weight in adults

“To tall men I’m a midget and to short men I’m a giant; to the skinny ones I’m a fat man and to the fat ones I’m a thin man….. In fact I’m quite ordinary.” So says the Ordinary Man …

Of RAGs and riches: indicators of public health in the Public Health Outcomes Framework

“Are we there yet?” You don’t have to travel very far with small children before you are asked this question. In fact, a survey by in March 2013 reported that children ask their mothers around 300 questions every day …