What is Public Health Intelligence?


Health intelligence brings together the latest data, information and evidence to create informed analyses, and is a key underpinning to decision making and to the work we carry out in Public Health.   This is the primary function of the Public Health Intelligence Team.

Public Health Intelligence Team

Providing informed analysis and interpretation to underpin decisions and:

  • Bring understanding of the available health intelligence, including latest performance and epidemiological data, service provision, best practice and clinical guidance
  • Identifying vulnerable local populations, marginalised groups and describing local health inequalities, and supporting equality and diversity analyses, including geographical analysis
  • Use national data sources including Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Secondary User Service (SUS), Public Health Outcomes Framework (PHOF), and a variety of other data sets provided by Public Health England, NHS England, NHS Digital and the Office for National Statistics
  • Collect and analyse local sources data sources appropriate to the project
  • Provide critical evidence appraisals to support development of clinical prioritisation policies for both populations and individuals.

Contact Us


  Public Health, Adults Social Care and Health Directorate, Birmingham City Council, PO Box 16732, Birmingham B2 2GF


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