Public Health England pilots new online community

Public Health England (PHE) is piloting an online space on Knowledge Hub to share information about local knowledge and intelligence products and services.

Knowledge Hub gives PHE a way to make it easier for local partners to keep up to date with the relevant health intelligence relating to their area, and to take part in discussions. The space will be run by the Local Knowledge and Intelligence Service (LKIS).

The initial phase, focussing on knowledge and intelligence, is based on user needs identified as part of the transition work on legacy Public Health Observatory (PHO) websites.

The content includes:

  • information about our local knowledge and intelligence service
  • discussion forums for people working in local public health
  • links to the content from old PHO websites on national archives



As part of the move, old local PHO websites will be:

  • closed
  • redirected to Knowledge Hub
  • a snapshot will be on National Archives

PHE will be undertaking further work about transitioning national health intelligence content on the old PHO websites such as health economics, mental health, cardiovascular and child and maternal health.

Meanwhile, content on GOV.UK about PHE centres, the local presence of PHE, has been improved.

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