The Health Survey for England is an annual survey run by NHS Digital and designed to monitor trends in the nation’s health. It provides regular information that cannot be obtained from other sources on a range of aspects concerning the public’s health and many of the factors that affect health.

Each survey in the series includes core questions and measurements (such as blood pressure, height and weight, and analysis of blood and saliva samples), as well as modules of questions on topics that vary from year to year.

Each year there is scope to include a small number of additional questions in the survey which are sponsored by different organisations. Local authorities can also fund sample boosts to gather data on their local area. If you are interested in funding question modules or a sample boost you can get in touch with the NHS Digital Surveys Team who would be happy to discuss options.

The most recent HSE report was published in December 2016 and is available here. If you would like to receive regular updates on the NHS Digital Survey Programme, please get in touch.