Health GIS by Avon Information Management and Technology Consortium

As well as many ad-hoc requirements, the main areas supported by the team are as follows:

  • Digital map data processing, preparation, storage and maintenance
  • Healthcare data (primary and secondary care organisations and boundaries) maintenance and storage
  • Region-wide small-scale maps, regional boundaries, contractor and provider sites
  • Localised analysis and large-scale maps as required, e.g. at individual PCT or provider site level
  • Hospital activity analysis to support commissioning and service development, e.g. admissions or attendances, GP referrals
  • Analysis at individual patient level (postcode), postcode sector/district/area, electoral ward, GP practice, PCT or other geography as required
  • Travel and access analysis for provider and commissioner sites, including travel isochrones and related population analysis
  • Health Needs Assessments; including General Practice, Pharmacy, Dental and Sexual health services
  • Population statistics maps
  • Emergency planning/incidents analysis and mapping
  • Targets monitoring analysis
  • Ambulance journey analysis
  • Website (maps) development and maintenance if required

The outputs from the HealthGIS service can be delivered in a number of ways:

  • Interactive web-based application “HealthGIS Maps” where users can tailor maps to their needs, with facilities to; turn layers on/off, zoom in/out, label features, run queries, draw features/text, create PDF/JPEG outputs
  • Printed maps; from A5 size up to A1
  • Electronic map documents; PDF documents suitable for on-screen viewing and printing, or JPEG images suitable for inserting into reports or presentations
Contact HealthGIS on GIS.Team@swcsu.nhs.uk or 0117 900 2490
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