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Theme: Health and Social Care

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This theme covers statistics relating to information gathered on public health, health services provided by the National Health Service (NHS), social care, and health and safety at work.

Health and Social Care

This theme brings together information about public health, health services provided by the National Health Service (NHS) and social care. It also covers information relating to health and safety at work.

The Theme covers a wide range of outputs and channels for dissemination. These are mostly based around each constituent government department, with a measure of cross-theme linkage being provided through the National Statistics website and the UK Health Statistics publication.

This variety of outputs reflects the range of users of health and care statistics.

Health and social care are matters devolved from the UK Government to administrations in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Each administration shares the common objective of improving public health, health services and social care, but has developed different policies and systems to achieve these goals.

Statistical activity across the administrations will therefore reflect both the common ground and the differences between the administrations.