A seminar on the findings of the latest Health Survey for England (HSE) report is being held on Thursday 15 May 2014, 2-5pm. This is at the UCL (University College London), Basement Lecture Theatre, 1-19 Torrington Place, London WC1E 6BT. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to attend.
The HSE is an annual survey of a nationally-representative sample of the general population living in private homes in England. Each year, the survey has a new sample and a different focus as well as many core elements. The latest survey, HSE 2012, included modules on physical activity in adults and children, social care, wellbeing, average weekly alcohol consumption, gambling and sexual health as well as its core elements. See http://www.hscic.gov.uk/health-survey-england for the report and http://www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/HSE2012trend for the trend tables.
The programme for the event is as follows:
Welcome and Introduction, Prof Martin Bobak, Dept Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL
Introduction to The Health Survey for England 2012, Rachel Craig, NatCen Social Research
Validation of the HSE Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Questionnaire (PASBQ), Dr Shaun Scholes, Dept Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL
Physical activity: data from HSE 2012 , Dr Jenny Mindell, Dept Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL
Population-level promotion of physical activity: what have we learned?, Dr Nick Cavill, Obesity Knowledge & Intelligence, Public Health England
Discussion followed by a break
Results of the HSCIC’s consultation on the Health Survey for England, Alison Neave, Health & Social Care Information Centre
Objective sedentary/PA and psychological distress, Dr Mark Hamer, Dept Epidemiology & Public Health, UCL
Comparison of the short IPAQ and the HSE PASBQ questionnaires for physical activity, Sally Bridges, NatCen Social Research
The value of HSE data for policy, Paul Stonebrook, Physical activity team, Department of Health
Discussion followed by summing up by Penny Young, NatCen Research
From 5pm until 6pm drinks and nibbles will be served in the foyer outside the lecture theatre