Key PHI Resources

Cambridgeshire County Council

Peterborough City Council

Please note that Cambridgeshire Insight contains lots of information on Peterborough (See Cambridgeshire County Council tab above).

Public Health England

Many of these resources cover local authority and CCG (NHS) data.

CCG (NHS) specific intelligence resources

Please note that many of the resource links above include CCG and NHS data.

Other analytical and population health intelligence resources

  • NHS Digital home page – collected data and information resources from the umbrella body for information services in health and social care.
  • NHS Digital’s data and information page provides an online portal for NHS and other data in spreadsheet form, metadata (data about data) and some methodological information.
  • Office for National Statistics home page – the national producer of official statistics and the recognised national statistical institute of the UK.
  • The King Fund – data and policy briefings from the King’s Fund independent charity who work to improve health and care in England.

Library and knowledge management services

    • Local library services are provided by the North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust’s Library Service, based at Hinchingbrooke Hospital Education Centre and Laxton Library at Peterborough Hospital. Cambridgeshire County Council has a contract with the library to provide current awareness and literature/evidence search services and the Hinchinbrooke Library is also the local administrator for the NHS OpenAthens service.
      • Library skills training is available.
      • Local library services at Hinchingbrooke and Peterborough: contact by phone on 01480 416412 (H) and 01733 678081 (P) or by email at (H) and (P).
    • With an NHS OpenAthens login you can access the electronic resources purchased by NHS England, your NHS regional library network and by your local healthcare library. Click here for NHS OpenAthens account registration.
    • Public Health England (PHE) also provide knowledge services online and these can be found at A local authority support page is available here.
      • Public Health England’s Discovery Service is available here (sign-up account required). Discovery services enable searches across content and give access to full text where available. The discovery service allows local authority public health teams to search and access titles currently provided by PHE, along with the nationally procured core content journals and databases.
      • PHE Knowledge Services can also be contacted at
      • NHS staff can also access some journals free from Health Information Online.
      • The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) also provide evidence services.


Public health intelligence and epidemiology learning resources

  • Public Health England (PHE) offer classroom based courses and have developed online support materials in partnership with Health Education England here.
  • You can find details of local PHE classroom based courses for commissioners and analysts on the PHE LKIS East Knowledge Hub page.
  • PHE have also developed a population health intelligence training prospectus and this can be found here.
  • Public health online textbook including statistics and epidemiology.
  • Specific public health practitioner and specialist learning for epidemiology, health information and statistical methods.