Whole Systems Dataset Project

Tower Hamlets has some of the highest levels of deprivation and the greatest levels of health inequalities in the country. It also has the highest level childhood poverty.

The purpose of the Whole Systems Dataset Project is to ensure that resources follow our resident’s needs and that the most vulnerable people in Tower Hamlets have their needs met.

This project aims to use routine health, social care and local authority information in a depersonalised form to better understand the inequalities in health and service use within our communities. This will be used to inform local commissioning, so that we provide the right service in the right place for the right people. Keeping data safe is our prime concern, to review the privacy notice for this project, please click here

A guidance document has been produced for other areas to learn from our project, click here for the guidance document. The project was also presented at Public Health England’s annual conference in 2017, our presentation can be found here.

The project is led by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets in close collaboration with other THT partners. The work is also overseen by The Institute of Health Equity http://www.instituteofhealthequity.org/home at University College London.

Useful contacts
Abigail.knight@towerhamlets.gov.uk and Samuel.Jones@towerhamlets.gov.uk

Are you a Tower Hamlets resident? We would love to hear from you!

If you have any feedback regarding our services, or suggestions of ideas and initiatives that may improve the healthcare and wellbeing of people in Tower Hamlets, please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.