Health and Social Care

Last updated on Thursday 28 April 2022

Our Health and Social Care domain oversees the regulation of statistics concerning the health of the UK population and health and social care services provided in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

We will be looking to the statistics system to demonstrate how they meet current and future needs emerging from the pandemic, such as providing better data to understand the lessons learned and explore health inequalities. We continue to respond at speed to user concerns about data to support understanding of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, working with statistics producers to make sure that the statistics produced are timely and meet user needs.

We will continue our focus on mental health statistics and social care data transformation, so that they achieve the prominence of existing statistics about hospital care.

We will continue to encourage access to data, seeking solutions to the problems that researchers experience when trying to access data. We will also champion the joining-up of data on health and social care with data on other aspects of people’s lives, including crime, justice, education, employment and welfare. We will also continue to contribute to relevant parliamentary enquiries and follow these up with relevant engagement.

Contact our regulators for this domain Anna PriceCaroline JonesSarah Whitehead, Nisha Bunting and Ewan Partington for more information.

Planned Work

ProjectGeographyProject TypeTimescale
Assessment of Family Practitioner Servicer StatisticsNorthern IrelandAssessmentJanuary 2022 – May 2022
Statistics on NHS workforce published by NHS Education for ScotlandScotlandAssessmentFebruary 2022 – July 2022
Statistics on Deaths on the Care Sector published by ONSEngland and WalesAssessmentMarch 2022 – October 2022
Statistics from the COVID-19 Infection Survey produced by ONSUKRapid ReviewJune 2022 – September 2022
Statistics on Ambulance Service PerformanceScotlandRapid ReviewApril 2022 – June 2022

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