Seminar - Findings of the latest Health Survey for England (HSE) - 15th May 2014

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  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 for the report and 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

Security level: Public

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