Public Health and Information Intelligence 

There is a wealth of information available about health and population trends that can be used in an intelligent and targeted way to reveal new knowledge about how to improve health and healthcare. The CLAHRC provides a valuable resource that can be applied to analyse complex data and give guidance and support to NHS clinicians, managers and commissioners when making decisions about care pathways and the allocation of budgets.

By understanding and using data in a more

strategic and pre-emptive way we can often take preventative action to reduce health inequalities and provide patients with a better healthcare experience. We can also track the positive impact of government initiatives such as smoke free legislation to ensure that future campaigns can learn from the data.