This report summarises the key findings, action taken and recommendations from a suite of co-ordinated activity undertaken by the Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) to improve the coherence and accessibility of health and social care statistics in England.
As part of this systemic review the Office for Statistics Regulation took the lead on:
• identifying key issues of coordination and leadership within the statistical system
• obtaining acknowledgement of the issues by the organisations involved in producing these statistics
• asking producers to take ownership of the issues and commit to improvement
• facilitating discussions to develop actions for the statistical system
Our current strategy is that we will retain regulatory oversight to assist improvements with health and care statistics, but we are stepping back from convening producers and setting the agenda, allowing those producing the statistics in England to take leadership in setting the strategic direction for health and care statistics. We are encouraged at the building blocks now in place and look forward to further improvements.