Suffolk County Council reaction to University of Liverpool’s academic study ‘Access to Health Assets and Hazards’

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Concerns raised about the accuracy of the information in a University of Liverpool’s research paper.

Suffolk County Council has raised its concerns about the accuracy of the information contained within the publication of the University of Liverpool’s research paper ‘Access to Health Assets and Hazards’ (AHAH) Index for Great Britain.

The Council’s Public Health team looked closely at the original research and followed up concerns with the University of Liverpool directly. Following clarification from the University, it appears that the data within the index was incorrect, leading to the Shotley Gate area of Suffolk being given a poorer ranking than it ever should have received. The council also referred other queries regarding the data that the University is now working on to resolve.

Currently, the published information doesn’t provide a robust framework for indicating unhealthy and healthy areas.
The Healthy Suffolk website provides resource for health data and related research in Suffolk: www.healthysuffolk.org.uk/JSNA