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Transition to Public Health England

The Network of Public Health Observatories is now part of Public Health England.

This page contains historical information.



The network of nine Public Health Observatories in England are continuing to work together in collaboration on an agreed single work plan. The Association of Public Health Observatories has been formally dissolved but this website will be maintained during this period of transition until the new public health system for England is more fully in place. Further information about Public Health England is available from the Department of Health website.

Communication about the transition

This section hosts documents relating to the transition of knowledge and intelligence functions to Public Health England.

If you have queries about local health intelligence transition, please email the knowledge and intelligence team within the PHE Transition Team at . Where appropriate, the questions and answers will be published on this website to help share examples of best practice or solutions to issues.

  • Library and Knowledge Services for Public Health

    Frequently Asked Questions.

    Publisher: Public Health England Information and Intelligence working group
    Published Date: 26/03/2013

  • Library and Knowledge Services for Public Health

    Frequently Asked Questions.

    Publisher: Public Health England Information and Intelligence working group
    Published Date: 26/03/2013

  • Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer's Directorate Transition Bulletin - Issue 5

    This issue has a spotlight on active knowledge management and includes updates on library and knowledge services, supporting research and development and recent knowledge and intelligence tools.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Knowledge & Intelligence Team
    Published Date: 19/03/2013

  • Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer's Directorate Transition Bulletin - Issue 4

    This issue has a spotlight on information management and includes updates on information governance issues, development of the PHE data portal, plans for new PHE data stores and a new PHE drop box for transferring data.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Knowledge & Intelligence Team
    Published Date: 27/02/2013

  • Data Management - Regional Workshops

    A series of workshops organised by the NHS Commissioning Board to test stakeholders' understanding about data requirements and flows and share with local users their proposed approach to get the legal basis for operational level data flows.

    Publisher: NHS Commissioning Board
    Published Date: 26/02/2013

  • Public Health England organisational structure charts

    These slides published February 2013 show the organisational structure charts for Public Health England.

    Publisher: Public Health England
    Published Date: 08/02/2013

  • Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer's Directorate Transition Bulletin - Issue 3

    This issue highlights publication of a new document that sets out plans for a public health surveillance strategy in England. It introduces the 'number of the month' and lists senior appointments to the CKO Directorate.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Knowledge & Intelligence Team
    Published Date: 31/01/2013

  • Senior appointments to PHE CKO Directorate - Director biographies

    Mini biographies of each of the Directors in Public Health England's (PHE's) CKO Directorate.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Knowledge & Intelligence Team
    Published Date: 31/01/2013

  • CKO Directorate online public health intelligence tools

    A clickable list of key online public health intelligence tools produced by Public Health England's CKO Directorate.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Knowledge & Intelligence Team
    Published Date: 31/01/2013

  • Public Health Surveillance: Towards a Public Health Surveillance Strategy for England

    An overview of the vision and plans for the delivery of a public health surveillance strategy, as part of Public Health England’s broader information strategy.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 30/01/2013

  • Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer's Directorate Transition Bulletin - Issue 2

    This issue sets out the Chief Knowledge Officer’s priorities for the first 90 days and has a focus on the CKO contribution. It includes a link to a new set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on local public health intelligence transition.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 18/12/2012

  • NHS structure slides

    Slide set describing the organisations making up the new NHS landscape.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 18/12/2012

  • Knowledge and Intelligence Local Engagement Workshops: Summary of key issues that emerged

    A summary of key issues that emerged from the Knowledge and Intelligence workshops held in the eight Network areas of Public Health England (PHE) between July and October 2012.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 18/12/2012

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Local authority-based public health intelligence

    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) developed by the PHE Transition Team’s Knowledge & Intelligence Team in response to questions raised by local public health teams about local public health intelligence transition.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 18/12/2012

  • Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer's Directorate Transition Bulletin - Issue 1

    This issue focuses on organisational design and who’s who in the Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) Directorate of Public Health England. It also gives updates on key CKO Directorate transition projects.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 13/11/2012

  • Public Health England Chief Knowledge Officer Senior Management Team (shadow): terms of reference

    This document describes the terms of reference for the Chief Knowledge Officer Senior Management Team in Public Health England.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 12/11/2012

  • Knowledge and Intelligence Team transformation projects: Knowledge and Intelligence Working Group 3/10/2012

    These slides summarise key work from the Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence working group. They include an outline work-plan for the central Knowledge and Intelligence Team during October 2012 to March 2013 and details of work to date on key transformational projects. The slides aim to promote understanding of the Knowledge and Intelligence Working Group and include opportunities to get involved with specific pieces of work.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 12/11/2012

  • Public Health England Knowledge and Intelligence working group terms of reference

    This document describes the terms of reference of the Knowledge and Intelligence working group in Public Health England.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team
    Published Date: 31/10/2012

  • Health intelligence requirements for local authorities

    The Department of Health has set out the health intelligence requirements for local authorities and the actions local areas may wish to take to support their new public health duties from an information and intelligence perspective. This information is available as a series of factsheets.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 28/09/2012

  • Design for Public Health England

    The slides summarise the design for Public Health England and share more detail on the design of the Chief Knowledge Officer’s directorate and QA for screening. The slides include information on: (1)Directorates of PHE (slides 3-5) (2)PHE Regions, Centres, and Network Team Areas (slides 4-10) (3)Details of design for Quality Assurance of screening (slides 11-13) (4)Details of design for Chief Knowledge Officer’s directorate (slides 14-19)

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 07/09/2012

  • Public Health Library and Knowledge Services audit report

    The aim of the audit of library and knowledge services was to identify the services and the types of support that they provide, where they are located and who their audiences are, and the roles and skills necessary to deliver them. The findings from the audit will be used to inform the specification for a public health knowledge service that will support evidence-based public health policy making, delivery and practice.

    Publisher: Public Health England Information and Intelligence working group
    Published Date: 01/07/2012

Useful links

  • Interim statement of collaboration between Public Health England and NICE

    Public Health England and the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence have produced an agreement on five areas of collaboration between the two organisations.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 08/02/2013

  • Public Health Information and Intelligence

    Link to the London Councils website for resources to support public health teams transitioning in the London area. Will be of interest to other local areas.

    Publisher: London Councils
    Published Date: 18/12/2012

  • HR transition website

    The site provides you with some key information about how the transition process will take place and what you will need to do and when. It also sets out the requirements of existing (sender) and new (receiver) organisations. The site contains specific information about the new organisations and the application and selection processes to move staff around the system.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 13/11/2012

  • Public Health England People Transition Policy – FAQs for Module 1

    This document sets out a series of frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the agreed HR processes for handling the transfer, appointment and redeployment of staff from sender organisations to Public Health England.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 20/08/2012

  • Public Health England structure

    This document sets out how Public Health England will be structured to deliver its vision. It aims to provide a helpful guide to the staff who will join the new agency and for the partners it will work with.

    Publisher: Public Health England Transition Team, Department of Health (DH)
    Published Date: 26/07/2012

  • Public Health England People Transition Policy – Module 1

    Published as a series of factsheets, this module of the People Transition Policy sets out the process and timetable for handling the transfer, appointment and redeployment of staff from sender organisations to Public Health England.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 26/07/2012

  • Towards a workforce strategy for the public health system

    The public health workforce consultation is aimed at a wide audience, reflecting the Government’s view that public health is everyone’s business, and the findings will be used to inform a new strategy for this important group of staff.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 27/03/2012

  • Creation of the new local public health system: Transition planning for Local Authorities and Primary Care Trusts and Local Government Transition Guidance on Public Health Workforce Matters

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 16/01/2012

  • Public Health England Operating Model

    This set of information provides details on the design of Public Health England, which from its establishment in April 2013 will be the authoritative national voice and expert service provider for public health.

    Publisher: Department of Health
    Published Date: 20/12/2011

Contact

Please contact Helen Bolton, South West Public Health Observatory email


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