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National Study of Health and Wellbeing 2022

Since 1993, the National Study of Health and Wellbeing has been finding out how everyday stresses, strains and joys affect our lives.

How did you sleep yesterday? Did you have a good week at work or college? Do you look after other people? By asking questions like these we can improve understanding of how such experiences can impact on our health and wellbeing. This information will inform local and national planning and improve services you use.

Who is carrying out the research?

The APMS survey is led by NHS Digital, funded by the Department for Health and Social Care, and conducted by the National Centre for Social Research (NatCen) and University of Leicester.

Why take part?

Taking part is completely voluntary and it’s up to you whether to take part in the survey but we hope you do. We’re just asking that you spare a little time to tell us about your wellbeing and health. We know your time is precious, but our work really does make a difference. We help government and local authorities make the right decisions about the big issues.  

What will taking part involve?

Interviewer visit

If you have had a letter about the survey, one of our interviewers will make contact with you in the next week or so and provide you with more information about the survey. When the interviewer visits your address, they all carry photo ID with our logo on it. We understand that you may be busy, so if your household is eligible we’ll organise the interview at a time the suits you.

The interview

Your interviewer will arrange a time to visit you and carry out the interview. Your interviewer will ask you about a range of topics about your health and wellbeing. And don’t worry – you don’t have to answer any questions you don’t want to, we can just skip on to the next one.

Why have I been selected to take part?

Why you’re important to us

We’ve chosen your address at random using the publicly available Postcode Address File, to make sure we get a truly representative picture of everyone in England. Your address can’t be replaced by another one, as this would bias the results.

We want to hear from everyone

It’s really important to us and our client that our research represents everyone living in England. Whether you’re old or young, rich or poor, well or not so well, living in Cornwall or Cumbria, we value your information.

Whoever you are, your information is important to us. Taking part is an opportunity to shape the decisions made in government and local authorities about health policy and services that have an impact on us all.  

Contact us

If you have any queries, or want to request that we change or delete your information contact us :

Sarah Morris, Research Director
Kings House, 101-135 Kings Road,
Brentwood, Essex, CM14 4LX
Tel: 0800 652 4572 Email: wellbeingsurvey@natcen.ac.uk

NHS Digital Data Protection Officer
Email: nhsdigital.dpo@nhs.net 

Data Protection Officers are responsible for upholding your rights and making sure we process your information correctly.

If you would like to complain to the Data Protection Regulator, you can contact:

Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House, Water Lane,
Wilmslow
SK9 5AF
Email: www.ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email
Website: www.ico.org.uk/