Public Health Intelligence

Public Health Intelligence

This page is for our colleagues and partner organisations across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset who require public health intelligence to support their decision-making. We can assist you by:

  1. Developing ‘shared understanding’ of key public health issues facing our health and care system
  2. Building and maintaining a system-wide public health evidence-base, to underpin interventions
  3. Crafting more compelling public health narratives that foster engagement and action
  4. Intelligence capability development across our health and care system

What We Do

Prevention at Scale: The key element of our work programme is to support the evolving ‘prevention at scale’ paradigm of both system-working and locality-working, as we move towards the Dorset Accountable Care System.

GP locality working: We support the development of primary care community initiatives at ‘prevention at scale’.

Strategic commissioning: We provide business intelligence and health economics support to commissioners.

Mandated programmes: We support the Pharmaceutical Needs Assessment (PNA) and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) undertaken three-yearly for the Dorset Health and Care System.

Latest Intelligence

  • Emergent Drivers, Future Threats and Opportunities
    Emergent Drivers, Future Threats and Opportunities
    March 15, 2019 by
    Friday, Week 10: Emergent Drivers, Future Threats and Opportunities Emergent Drivers A quick look at emergent drivers this week throws up lots of interesting things! I had a closer look at a topic that I’m very interested in “Universal Income”. I am interested because having...
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  • A Future of Walking on Sand for Intelligence Analysts
    A Future of Walking on Sand for Intelligence Analysts
    March 8, 2019 by
    Friday, Week 9: A Future of Walking on Sand for Intelligence Analysts I spent last week ‘just’ thinking. It was wonderful. Not that I don’t try and think every week, but let’s be honest, the modern workplace is not conducive to thinking things through —...
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  • OurChallenges
    When Futuring and Data Analytics Collide
    February 20, 2019 by
    Wednesday, Week 8: Public Health Dorset’s Shaping Tomorrow Website I blogged about our work in Healthy Places Futuring with the Shaping Tomorrow organization last year, but their tools are developing so fast I have to reacquaint myself with the page layout every time I log...
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Population health and wellbeing ‘outcomes’ are described by many different indicators. We focus on those of most importance to our health and care system.


Indicators ‘population health risks’ attempt to capture the causes and protective factors that are thought to determine our population health outcomes.


Across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole there are 13 localities with varied geographies, health needs and populations. The profiles explore key data and performance by area.

Data sources

Select a data topic from the options below:

Statistics regarding public health data
Categories Key statistics
GP Localities  Locality Dashboard, Locality profiles
Health Outcomes  CVD, DementiaDiabetes, Life-ExpectancyMental Health, Morbidity, Mortality, Motor Vehicle Injury and DeathsMusculo-skeletal
Health Risks Air QualityAlcohol, Crime and ViolenceDrugsExcess WeightGreenspace Accessibility,  InequalityHousing QualityPhysical Activity, Smoking, Unsafe Sex
Visualisations (ALL) Air PollutionA&E Reported AssaultsSTP-CVD, STP-Diabetes, STP-Alcohol, STP-Musculo-skeletal,
External data sources Open Prescribing, NHS Digital Data Tools, Public Health Profiles (PHE), Spend and Outcome Tool (PHE)
*Local statistics are overviews of important topics found within the health outcomes, health risks and intervention; Our data visualisations are all found and distributed through Tableau Public (open access) and Tableau Online (restricted access); External data sources listed are key resources for public health intelligence in the UK.