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A national measure of health: exploring the ONS Health Index


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Good health is not simply an output of a fair economy. A healthy population is one of the nation’s most important assets: a vital input into a strong economy that improves people’s wellbeing, their productivity and their ability to participate in society. But how do we measure the health of the nation?

The ONS has launched an ‘experimental’ version of its health index, which was proposed in 2018 by the then Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Dame Sally Davies, and it is currently open for public consultation before being finalised in 2021.

Join this webinar from the Health Foundation where you will hear from Dame Sally Davies and guests to find out more about the index, why it was commissioned, and how it can be used in practice.


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