NEWS24 October 2014

NatCen retains Health Survey for England contract

Healthcare New business UK

UK — NatCen Social Research has retained the Health Survey for England contract until 2019, in collaboration with the Research Department of Epidemiology and Public Health at University College London (UCL).

The survey, commissioned by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, is a “state of the nation dataset” used by healthcare professionals and academics. NatCen, which has run the survey for 20 years, will design, carry out, report on the survey and archive the data.

NatCen’s interviewers and nurses will visit around 8,000 adults and 2,000 children each year to collect self-reported and biometric data across a range of topics including disability, mental health and care needs and obesity.

“It’s a credit to NatCen’s interviewers and researchers’ hard work and skill that we’re coming up to almost a quarter of a century of delivering this vital survey,” said Rachel Craig, senior research director at NatCen Social Research. “I am incredibly pleased that we’ve secured another four years of the important and influential Health Survey for England.”