City health survey launched to help plan local services

13-10-2014

NHS Hull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Hull City Council Public Health are jointly undertaking a Health and Lifestyle Survey. 

5000 people across the city aged 16 and over will be asked health-related questions about things such as diet, smoking, alcohol, exercise and safety. 

The information will be used to plan local services, to ensure they meet the needs of local people. 

The research is being undertaken by a local company called Information by Design (IbyD). Researchers will be knocking on residents' doors asking them to complete a questionnaire between the dates of Saturday 11 October and Friday 12 December. Households will be chosen randomly. 

By completing the questionnaire, residents have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw with a top prize of £50 and two second prizes of £25 in high street store vouchers. 

Julia Weldon, Director of Public Health and Adult Social Care said: 

"It is important that we understand local people's behaviour and attitudes about health and lifestyle, so that we can ensure services meet local needs. The Health and Lifestyle survey enables us to gain this knowledge and I would urge people to complete the questionnaire if they are contacted by the researchers." 

The results will be analysed by the Public Health Sciences team in early 2015 and a report will be published in spring 2015. Previous Health and Lifestyle Survey results that have informed local service provision are available at www.hullpublichealth.org 

The questionnaires are anonymous and all information is confidential. All IbyD interviewers will carry photo identification. 

If you have any queries about the survey then you can contact Hull City Council on 01482 300300.

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