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User registration

On your acceptance of the SHAPE Terms of Use and of the terms and conditions set out here, Public Health England (hereafter known as PHE) will grant you a non-exclusive, non-transferable licence to use the SHAPE application for a period that PHE decides. You are not permitted to grant any sub-licences, in whole or in part, of any of the rights granted herein without PHE’s prior written consent.

PHE will grant you access to the SHAPE Place Atlas via a password. You accept that it is entirely your own responsibility to keep the password secure and you must not share it with, or pass it on to, anyone else. Any breach of this condition will result in PHE withdrawing your licence.

Should any of the details you have supplied to us below change please inform us via the SHAPE mailbox at

You must use the information we supply you with under the Licence with discretion. Access to SHAPE is on the condition that it is to be used to inform decisions about health and social care provision. It should not be used for any purposes without PHE’s prior consent. If you are in any doubt about whether your proposed use is permitted under these terms and conditions and SHAPE Terms of Use please contact the SHAPE Project Team at the SHAPE mailbox.

You agree that PHE shall be able to withdraw the Licence at any time should it so choose. You agree to abide by all the Terms of Use shown in the section of our website called Terms of Use.

By filling out the details set out below, you indicate that you wish to take a licence to use the SHAPE Place Atlas on the terms set out in the Terms of Use and in these terms and conditions.

Your details

Public sector applicants must use work email address

Non UK public sector applicant

Applicants working for commercial companies or organisations not within the UK public sector (NHS, central and local government) need to be sponsored by a senior public sector manager in order to gain access to SHAPE. Please add your sponsor's details.

Additional information

Please provide some extra details so we can process your application.


We'll process your application as soon as possible and you'll receive your sign-in credentials by email. Should we need any further information we'll contact you by phone or email.

Register for access

Access to the SHAPE Place Atlas is free to NHS professionals and Local Authority professionals with a role in Public Health or Social Care. Access to the application is by formal registration and licence agreement.

Complete the user registration form

Access the SHAPE Place Atlas

Access is only available to registered SHAPE users.

Sign into the SHAPE Place Atlas

Supported browsers

Latest standards-compliant browsers: Chrome, Firefox and Safari, Internet Explorer v11 and Edge. Screen resolutions from 1280x800 pixels.

Bespoke atlas configurations

PHE offer an atlas customisation service. At its most simplest, local user content can be added to the Place Atlas; for more complex requirements a bespoke atlas for a specific organisation or geographical area can be commissioned.

Contact for further information.


The SHAPE team welcome feedback or suggestions from new or existing users. This approach has underpinned the continued development and improvement of the application and if you have any suggestions you can email us at