Data we use to improve our health and wellbeing

From 1 April 2013, local authorities were given a new duty to improve the health of people.

To deliver this function, the Enfield Public Health team use anonymised* and pseudonymised* data from a range of sources including health data collected by the NHS and data collected at the registration of a birth or death. These data are shared with us in accordance with the Section 42(4) of the SRSA (2007) as amended by section 287 of the Health and Social Care Act (2012) and Regulation 3 of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002. 

Public Health uses these data including date of birth, postcode and NHS number, to produce statistical analyses for the following purposes:

  • Measuring the health, mortality or care needs of the population
  • Planning, evaluating or monitoring services or policies to improve health and wellbeing
  • Protecting or improving public health

These analyses are also included in our reports such as Annual Public Health Report and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment.

Your data may also be combined with other health and social care data for better understanding of the care experience received across the whole health and social care system.  The London Borough of Enfield will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that these data are treated securely and in accordance with the Council’s privacy policy and applicable laws. See our Council's Privacy Notice for general information.

*Anonymised data: all the identifiers, such as names, date of birth and addresses, are removed so that individuals cannot be identified.
Pseudonymised data: the identifying fields are replaced with artificial identifiers. This process ensures that the individuals are not identified by the user of this data.