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Lothian Public Health Survey 2022

  • Research type

    Research Study

  • Full title

    Lothian Public Health Survey 2022



  • Contact name

    Linda Bauld

  • Contact email

  • Sponsor organisation

    University of Edinburgh

  • Duration of Study in the UK

    1 years, 0 months, 0 days

  • Research summary

    As part of the NHS Lothian Strategic Plan 2014-2024, NHS Lothian committed to continuous improvement across all of their services. The strategic plan has three aims to achieve the 2020 Vision outlined within it. These aims are to improve the quality of care, improve the health of the population and secure the value and financial sustainability of the health and care services they provide. The research proposed in this study will help to assess the current health of the population. The Department of Public Health and Health Policy aims to improve and protect the health of the people in Lothian as part of a whole system approach to public health in Scotland.

    In partnership, NHS Lothian’s Directorate of Public Health and Health Policy and the University of Edinburgh’s Usher Institute will carry out an online/postal survey of approximately 14,000 adults residing in Lothian (issued number of survey invitations approximately 52,400) which will be managed by ScotCen – a specialist independent social research organisation.

    The Lothian Public Health Survey is being conducted to monitor and improve our understanding of the health and wellbeing of the population of Lothian, with particular emphasis on:
    i. understanding inequalities in health and wellbeing and their determinants;
    ii. understanding the impact of the wider socioeconomic environment on the health and health determinants of Lothian’s residents.

    The University of Edinburgh will hold a pseudonymised copy, which will be made available for future research projects undertaken by the Research Fellow overseeing the project, PhD and Masters students within the University as approved by Professor Linda Bauld, and Professor David Weller. These additional research studies will submit individual and separate applications for ethical review as required.

  • REC name

    East Midlands - Nottingham 1 Research Ethics Committee

  • REC reference


  • Date of REC Opinion

    14 Oct 2022

  • REC opinion

    Favourable Opinion

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