The Data Linkage Branch (DLB) is managed by the WA Department of Health, within the Purchasing and System Performance Division. The DLB comprises roughly 20 staff divided into two teams: Linkage & Systems and Client Services & Data Delivery.

These teams work in physically separate areas to ensure that privacy protecting role separation is maintained in all DLB practices, although the teams are in constant communication to ensure a harmonious system.

DLB’s staff come from a wide range of background disciplines, including health science, mathematics, computer science, information management, medicine and education.