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What we do with this information

The Public Health Intelligence team in East Sussex County Council uses this information to derive statistics and intelligence, to monitor population health and demographic change, and plan and commission health services in East Sussex.

For example, births information is used to identify patterns and trends in birth and fertility rates, low birth weight, and still births. Mortality information is used to identify patterns and trends in mortality rates, life expectancy and premature death. Differences by geographic areas, and by other characteristics, including age, sex and deprivation, are highlighted. The information is used to monitor seasonal patterns, and for population projections. It is also used to plan health, social care and public health service capacity.

The research and planning purposes include producing assessments of the health and care needs of the population, in particular to support the statutory responsibilities of the Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA), the Director of Public Health’s Annual Report and to inform the Health and Wellbeing Strategy. The information is used to ensure that health, social care and public health services are designed to address local health needs and are focused on reducing health inequalities.