Public Health Intelligence North of England (PHINE)

PHINE Local Leads is a community of public health intelligence professionals that span across the wider North East and Yorkshire and the Humber region. Quarterly meetings are organised by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) North East and Yorkshire Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service (LKIS) for the heads of public health intelligence from each of the local authorities and ICBs in the region.  Local representatives from ONS, NHSE and UKHSA also attend.

Chaired by a local authority representative, the purpose of these meetings is to share public health intelligence innovations and best practice, raise issues and challenges and to discuss training and workforce development requirements.  The meetings cover standard agenda items such a national and local public health intelligence updates, data access issues, training and workforce as well as timely topical updates. Members are encouraged to share key projects they are planning or currently working on and raise key issues such as barriers to accessing data for public health purposes.

The PHINE local leads network supports a wider PHINE Continuing Professional Development (CPD) network focussing on building public health intelligence knowledge and skills. Network events take place quarterly and bring together the public health intelligence community for information dissemination, sharing resources and ideas, networking, continuing professional development and collaborative working. The events are facilitated by the OHID LKIS team aimed at stakeholders in the North East and Yorkshire region who are interested in public health and population health intelligence, though they are open to anyone with an interest in this area. Resources from the PHINE CPD network events including presentations and recordings are available on Public Health Intelligence Online.

Public Health Intelligence Online is the online community for public health intelligence. To access the site fully, members need to be registered with FutureNHS and join the workspace Public Health Intelligence Online. This workspace brings together a wide range of resources on public heath intelligence, enables discussion and collaboration across the PHI community, promotes events and training opportunities and includes regional sections for local resources and discussions.

LKIS run a rolling programme of national webinars on public health intelligence tools such as Fingertips, and formal public health intelligence training course aimed at new analysts.

For queries please contact:
PHINE Local Leads Chair: Shane Mullen, LKIS North Lead: Charlotte Bamford


Virtual Network:
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COI Resource Page:

Yes - Via Free NHS Futures account

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