The decentralised nature of the health and care statistics system in England means that a number of organisations are involved in the collection of data that underpin official statistics and the publication of a range of outputs.
As producers of official statistics on health and care we are committed to working together to provide the best possible information for users. Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, quality service to inform policy, enable analysis and research and improve decision making for health and social care in England. The service will be seamless to users, irrespective of the organisation responsible for the data and products. Analysis and advice will be cross-cutting, building on the expertise and knowledge within each relevant organisation.
The current landscape for health and care statistics is complex. As noted by recent meetings of senior officials convened by the Office for Statistical Regulation “Statistics are published on a variety of different websites, in different formats, with no single portal available to guide researchers or the public”. To help users find the information they need we have introduced a health and care statistics landscape. This experimental output provides links to a range of official statistics produced across organisations. We welcome feedback on this product.
These pages provide information on how we are working together to improve health and care statistics across the system. There are two key committees steering this work, the English Health Statistics Steering Group and the Publications Advisory Board. Information on these groups, including Terms of Reference and progress reports are available on these pages.
We will be regularly updating these pages as new information becomes available. We welcome feedback to help ensure we are providing the service our users need.