PPR’s response to the government’s consultation on Office of National Statistics Health and Social Care Statistical Outputs

Paige Jennings

Language: English

Publisher: PPR


PPR would consider the ONS’ aim of strengthening the statistical picture of health and social care in the UK by creating greater statistical coherence across the four nations to be consonant with this human rights based approach. However the government’s proposals in the consultation document seem to go in a different direction. Rather than improving comparability by raising the standard of data collection, analysis and publication to the highest level available across the four nations, the government’s proposals amount largely to amalgamating data into fewer reports overall, published less frequently (in many cases, every two years rather than annually).