Health and social care statistical outputs

Closed 5 Mar 2024

Opened 12 Dec 2023

Results updated 31 May 2024

The consultation team would normally publish a response to this consultation within 12 weeks of it closing, but due to the pre-election period, this has been delayed.


The Health and Social Care Statistics Leadership Forum have commissioned a joint public consultation on health and social care statistical outputs produced by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA), Office for National Statistics (ONS), United Kingdom Health Security Agency (UKHSA) and NHS England (NHSE).

The consultation is seeking views on possible changes to the health and social care statistical products published by these organisations, as well as an understanding of how clear and valuable users find the current statistical system.

The consultation comprises:

  • an overarching section to draw out general views on the health and social care statistical landscape
  • optional topic-based sections that present proposals for the future of statistical products on those areas and invite topic-specific feedback

All types of users are encouraged to respond to this consultation - whether in academia, government, the local or national healthcare system or industry, or as interested members of the public.

The consultation is interested in understanding both the user needs of individuals and groups that these organisations may not typically engage with, and our regular users.

If you have any queries on this consultation, email Do not send your consultation answers or any personal information to this email address.


  • Analysts
  • Academics
  • Charities
  • Government
  • Health professionals
  • Local government
  • Policy managers
  • Statisticians
  • Think tanks


  • Health
  • Statistics
  • Formal consultations