Corporate report

Digital-first public health

Public Health England’s digital strategy.


Digital-first public health: Public Health England's digital strategy


This document explains how Public Health England (PHE) will make best use of digital to meet the needs of our users and fulfill our remit to protect and promote health and reduce inequalities.

PHE will take a digital-first approach to lead the development of new models of public health within the public health system, working with partners including national government, local government, the NHS, the voluntary and community sector, industry, the scientific and academic community and global public health partners.

The strategy sets a common approach for our digital work including principles, clear roles and responsibilities, and standards for digital development. It describes the current state of digital within PHE and what we plan to do in 2017 to 2018.

Published 2 February 2017