Health Statistics User Group

Subject: ONS consultation on statistical products

1.  ONS consultation on statistical products

Posted 02-09-2013 11:49

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) is seeking your views to inform necessary reductions to our statistical outputs in the following areas: survey products; regional and local outputs; health statistics and analyses, life events; and health inequalities analysis.

The outputs listed in the consultation represent costs in excess of the savings we must make, so your feedback on the need for, and use of, these outputs will help us to prioritise reductions. Further information and a link to the consultation questionnaire are on the ONS website at

Please circulate this to any of your colleagues who may be interested in, or affected by, the proposed changes.

If you have any enquiries please email and we will respond to you as soon as possible.

The consultation closes on 31 October 2013.

Thank you

2.  RE:ONS consultation on statistical products

Posted 09-10-2013 20:12
Further to Nick O'Donnell's posting on the 2nd September, the HSUG is drafting a response to this consultation. Details are available on the website under 'HSUG Material'. You are invited to:

1. Respond to the consultation in your own right, using the draft  HSUG material if you find it helpful
2. Comment on the draft HSUG response by 25th October if you feel it should be amended or additional points made. Comments should be sent to