Past epidemics and pandemics have had lasting effects on the structure of the population. The impacts have been seen through…Read more on What could the impact of COVID-19 be on UK demography?
In 2018, Dame Sally Davies, then Chief Medical Officer, called for an official index on England’s health. Her aim was to ensure that “health is recognised and treated as one of our nation’s primary assets…alongside GDP and the Measuring National Well-being programme.” As consultation on the proposed index gets under way, Greg Ceely explains the development work ONS has undertaken so far and what the provisional findings show.Read more on Developing the Health Index for England
Understanding the impact of COVID-19 on mortality is an incredibly important but complex task. The role of the ONS has always been to ensure the public and decision-makers in England and Wales are informed by timely and high-quality analysis and statistics. This has never been more evident than during this pandemic.Read more on How the ONS has helped shape understanding of the coronavirus death toll
In the months ahead ONS will continue to provide new information to inform the UK’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. New analysis of the transmission rate will be included along with further insight on the social and economic impacts. In this post Liz McKeown and Grant Fitzner, who are leading the analytical response, reflect on our progress so far, and describe our plans going forward.Read more on Informing the pandemic response: What’s next from the ONS?
The mission of the ONS is to ensure public understanding and decision-making is informed by timely and high-quality analysis and statistics. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ONS has responded to the need for rapid information that has been used by decision-makers. As we approach another bank holiday weekend, Deputy National Statistician Iain Bell reflects on how the ONS has informed the response to the pandemic so far.Read more on Delivering insight on the COVID-19 pandemic: How the ONS has informed the response so far