NHS Digital use the data to produce National Statistics Reports showing trends at national level, differences between groups of pupils and the latest local authority level data.
The data is also shared with the Public Health England Obesity Risk Factors Intelligence team (PHE Obesity RFI) but in a form that in no way could lead to an individual child being identified. PHE present the data in an online tool that enables the user to examine patterns and trends at local authority level.
No information is ever published by NHS Digital or PHE in a way that could lead to individual children being identified.
The information may also be linked with previous height and weight measurements and other data, such as dental survey or hospital episode statistics, or provided to other organisations, such as universities for research into health and social care. Any linkage or sharing with other organisations is subject to approval from an independent group of experts.
NHS Digital has shared the data with PHE for linkage to their dental survey data. The data shared with PHE was in a form that no child be identified. A link to the report from this study will be included here when it becomes available.
NHS Digital has also shared the data with the University of Essex to assess the impact of the Universal Free School Meals programme for children in Key Stage 1 on child weight. A report will be published and a link made available here in due course. The data shared did not include any child level data.