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Health Surveys Service

We have the expertise and experience of running and commissioning complex national health surveys on behalf of government departments and public bodies.

The surveys service we offer

Our analysts and data experts have experience of running complex health surveys and we can facilitate national surveys on behalf of government departments and public bodies.

The service includes: 

  • offering advice on running and commissioning national surveys
  • commissioning and managing whole surveys
  • including additional questions in existing surveys
  • including additional sample boosts in existing surveys (such as for a certain geographical area or demographic group)

Costs for this service

There is no charge for this data apart from when a bespoke version of the product has been requested.

If you are interested in funding content or commissioning a survey you can get in touch to discuss your requirements and we will provide costings.

If you are interested in requesting data, all of our surveys are available as anonymised datasets from the UK Data Service at no charge.

If you wish to request a bespoke version of the survey data there will be a charge for this.


Useful resources

Find out more about the development of our current surveys:

Guidance on producing UK level child obesity statistics. [Archive Content]

Health Survey for England Bloodbank - apply to use blood samples taken as part of the Health Survey England for research.

Sign up for updates from our Health Surveys Programme e-bulletin.


Examples of surveys that we run

National surveys funded by the NHS Digital include:

Large surveys that we run on behalf of other organisations include:

Other surveys of interest include:



Contact details

Have a question about the Health Surveys Service? Contact [email protected].

Further information

Last edited: 29 December 2022 11:30 am