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Jake Abbas

Jake Abbas is Head of Local Knowledge and Intelligence Services (LKIS) in Public Health England. He leads a nationally distributed team, based with and working alongside PHE’s nine Centres providing analytics, knowledge mobilisation and training support to local stakeholders including local government and the NHS.

In previous roles he was Interim Director for the Northern and Yorkshire Knowledge and Intelligence Team in PHE and prior to joining PHE spent 10 years as Deputy Director for Yorkshire and Humber’s Public Health and Quality Observatories.

His career has included extensive experience in analytical and leadership roles in the health sector working in a range of settings including Acute and Community Trusts, CCGs and Health Authorities. A geographer by background, he has also undertaken a Postgraduate Diploma in Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and a Masters in Public Health.

Jake’s current work includes a significant focus on supporting emerging local integrated health and care systems, particularly the opportunities for developing capability and capacity and placed-based collaborations around population health intelligence and population health management.