Public Health England (PHE)

Root Definition

As an executive agency, PHE Monitors public health through a variety of information sources, promotes good health practices and advises government.


The public
The Government / Department of Health
NHS Provider organisations (CCGs, Foundation Trusts(


Not sure


Transforms data into information, and information into advice.


Policy should be based on sound information.


Department of Health


Operates in a complex political and fiscal framework.
Subject to political and media pressure on a number of fronts.

Contribution to the problem situation

PHE does not currently track wellbeing practices such as mindfulness - the emphasis is on diet, exercise and consumption of potentially harmful products such as tobacco and alcohol. There is some monitoring of stress and lost time.