Health Surveys Service

Summary

We have the expertise and experience of running complex health surveys for other organisations, both local and national.

Top tasks

To apply, contact us at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk, or by calling our contact centre on 0845 300 6016.

We can:

  • offer advice on running and commissioning surveys
  • commission and manage whole surveys on your behalf
  • include additional questions or demographic boosts in existing surveys

By drawing on our data expertise and surveys experience, we can provide:

  • independently conducted surveys that result in trustworthy data
  • high quality and timely data
  • a central national capacity for health surveys - this saves resource in other local and national organisations

Costs for this service

You will need to provide funding if we manage a survey on your behalf, but we're always happy to offer advice.


Useful resources

Find out more about the development of our current surveys:

Guidance on producing UK level child obesity statistics.

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

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


Examples of surveys that we run

National surveys funded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre include:

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

Other surveys that we've previously managed, but aren't currently running include:

  • National Maternity Survey  
  • Mental Health: children, ethnic minorities, looked after children and prisoners
  • Questions on general health, use of services and smoking and drinking prevalence currently included in the ONS General Lifestyles Survey

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