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Health Surveys Service

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

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.

How to apply

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


Useful resources

Find out more about the development of our current surveys:

icon Guidance on producing UK level child obesity statistics. [192.6KB]

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

Related publications

Health Survey for England
Smoking, Drinking and Drug Use among Young People in England
Infant Feeding Survey
Mental Health surveys
Social Care user surveys 
Dentistry surveys

Have a question about the Health Surveys Service? Contact surveys.queries@nhs.net.

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