Population Surveys

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HSCIC commissions and manages contracts to carry out surveys on all aspects of health and social care.

Currently the surveys it manages includes, for example:

Health Survey for England
Health Survey for England: Blood bank
Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Amongst Young People
Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People
Infant Feeding Survey
Adult Dental Health Survey

HSCIC analysts and data experts have experience of running complex health surveys.
They can carry out surveys on behalf of other organisations, both local and national. The service includes:
• offering advice on running and commissioning surveys
• commissioning and managing whole surveys
• adding questions in existing surveys
• adding sample boosts in existing surveys.
A sample boost involves carrying out additional questionnaires to build a more robust sample depending on customer requirements, for example additional surveys could be conducted for a certain geographical area or a certain demographic group.

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Population Surveys

  1. 1. Population surveys Providing a local picture of the nation’s health and wellbeing
  2. 2. 2 Copyright © 2014 Health and Social Care Information Centre Our surveys We can commission and manage contracts to carry out surveys on all aspects of health and social care. Currently the surveys we manage include: Health Survey for England The Health Survey for England (HSE) has been monitoring the nation’s health since 1991. It is used by the government to plan health services and make important policy decisions that have an impact on all of us. For example, the survey alerted GPs to the fact that lots of older people weren’t aware that they had kidney disease. As a result, GPs are now much more vigilant for early symptoms. Findings from HSE have also led to health awareness campaigns such as the “5-a-day campaign” which encourages people to eat five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. Since 2011 the HSE has included questions funded by external bodies.This widensthescopeof theinformation collected and enhances the value of the survey. View the highlights of the 2012 survey at www.hscic.gov.uk/health-survey-england Health Survey for England: Blood bank Around 100,000 blood samples have been taken and stored for analysis as part of the HSE since 1994. Researchers are able to apply for permission to use these samples for the purposes of secondary analysis. Find out how to apply for research access www.hscic.gov.uk/bloodbankproject Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use Amongst Young People This is an annual survey completed by pupils in years 7-11 in participating schools across England to provide national estimates and information on the smoking, drinking and drug use behaviours of young people aged 11-15. The aim of the survey is to provide accurate statistics that can be used to inform policy and planning and enable schools to better understand and plan around pupils’ lifestyle behaviours. Each year around one in ten secondary schools in England is randomly selected to take part in the survey. In each school 35 pupils are randomly selected to take part in the survey. Download the findings from the latest survey at www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/sdd12 Population surveys – Providing a local picture of the nation’s health and wellbeing Providing information to support better care The Health and Social Care Information Centre is the leading provider of information on key lifestyles behaviours such as diet, smoking and drinking and public health data on screening. Our resources can help identify which groups might be most at risk, monitor inequalities, compare outcomes and highlight where there may be pressure points on services.
  3. 3. Copyright © 2014 Health and Social Care Information Centre 3 Population surveys – Providing a local picture of the nation’s health and wellbeing Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People This survey has been carried out every ten years since the first edition in 1973. It helps the NHS understand how the dental health of successive generations of children is changing over time across England, Wales and Northern Ireland The sample of around 1,000 primary and secondary schools is chosen at random to represent the full geographical spread of the survey. Each child participating in the survey has a short check-up with a dentist at their school. Children in secondary schools are also asked to complete a short paper questionnaire about their dental health. The 2013 edition will be the first in the series to be managed by the HSCIC and results are expected to be published early in 2015. Adult Dental Health Survey The 2009 Adult’s Dental Health Survey (ADHS) was the fifth in a series that was established as long ago as 1968. Like the Children and Young People’s survey, it is conducted every ten years. The purpose of the survey is to track changes in adult dental health over time. The sample is chosen by randomly selecting addresses across England, Wales and Northern Ireland to ensure that a representative picture is attained. Respondents take part in a face to face interview which is followed by a short dental examination in their home. Download the findings from the latest Adult Dental Health Survey at www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/ dentalsurveyfullreport09 Infant Feeding Survey The Infant Feeding Survey (IFS) was first conducted in 1975 and has been carried out every five years since then. The 2010 IFS was the eighth national survey of infant feeding practices to be conducted. The main objective of the survey is to provide estimates on the incidence, prevalence, and duration of breastfeeding and other feeding practices adopted by mothers in the first eight to ten months after their baby was born. It is a postal survey and the 2010 IFS sampled all births registered from August to October 2010 in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland. Download the findings from the latest survey www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/infantfeeding10final Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey The Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (also known as National Study of Health and Wellbeing) runs every seven years. Since 1993, it has been uncovering how everyday stresses, strains and joys of life affect the health of people living in England. For the 2014 edition the research team will interview 8,000 adults aged 16 and over from across England. The research is conducted via a face to face interview and uses addresses chosen random to ensure we attain a representative picture of everyone living in England. Download the findings from the latest survey www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/psychiatricmorbidity07
  4. 4. Population surveys – Providing a local picture of the nation’s health and wellbeing Survey of Carers in Households The Survey of Carers in Households was run in England in 2007 to establish the prevalence of caring in England, the demographic profile of carer and the impact of caring duties upon themselves. Carers over 16 were identified via a short screening questionnaire at randomly selected postcodes. They were then asked to take part in a face to face interview. Download the findings from the latest survey www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/carersurvey0910 What About Youth? The ‘What About Youth?’ survey 2014 is the first of its type. It will collect data on a range of factors, such as smoking, drinking, drug use, emotional wellbeing, diet and physical activity amongst 15 year olds in England. The survey is undergoing a large scale trial early in 2014. If this is successful, a main stage survey will be carried out in late 2014 with outputs expected in late 2015. The key feature of ‘What About Youth?’ is that sample size has been designed to produce outputs that are reliable and robust at a Local Authority level. This would enable comparisons with other LAs as well as the national average. www.hscic.gov.uk 0845 300 6016 enquiries@hscic.gov.uk We are the trusted national provider of high-quality information, data and IT systems for health and social care What we can do for you Our analysts and data experts have experience of running complex health surveys. We can carry out surveys on behalf of other organisations, both local and national. The service includes: • offering advice on running and commissioning surveys • commissioning and managing whole surveys • adding questions in existing surveys • adding sample boosts in existing surveys. A sample boost involves carrying out additional questionnaires to build a more robust sample depending on customer requirements, for example additional surveys could be conducted for a certain geographical area or a certain demographic group. Contact us to discuss your survey requirement surveys.queries@hscic.gov.uk v2a 05/14

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