The HSCIC will be changing future publication dates for the four compendia reports which cover smoking, alcohol, drugs and obesity. The new dates for these reports will be approximately:
- Smoking - will move from end August to end May.
- Alcohol - will move from end May to end June.
- Drugs - will move from end November to end March.
- Obesity - will stay at end Feb (but 3rd March for 2015).
One advantage of this change is that the Hospital Admissions data used in the Drugs compendia will now be able to use final data instead of provisional. A consequence is there will be no drugs compendia in 2015 with the next report being in March 2016. However, all the other data used in the report will be available from the sources where it is initially published.
If you have any concerns over these changes then please send an email by 27 February 2015 to firstname.lastname@example.org setting out your concerns.
This statistical report presents a range of information on smoking which is drawn together from a variety of sources. The report aims to present a broad picture of health issues relating to smoking in England and covers topics such as smoking prevalence, habits, behaviours and attitudes among adults and school children, smoking-related ill health and mortality and smoking-related costs.
This report combines data from different sources presenting it in a user-friendly format. It contains data and information previously published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), Department of Health, the Office for National Statistics and Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs. The report also includes new analyses carried out by the Health and Social Care Information Centre.