This page provides information on compliance with the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008 and with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics
12 month statistical publication plan for DH
The 12 month statistics publication plan for Department of Health is updated regularly, to enable statistics users to see what we will be publishing over the next year. Below is a link to the plan and a document which lists the products covered by the plan.
Department of Health statement of compliance with the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008
The attached statement is published in conformance with the Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Order 2008 which was approved by Parliament under Section 11 of the Statistics and Registration Services Act 2007.
The statement sets out the Department of Health’s operational arrangements for giving Ministers and selected officials pre-release access to official statistics once they are in their final form prior to publication. Such arrangements are likewise subject to statutory requirement.
These arrangements are designed to ensure that such access is justified, limited, controlled and publicised and complies with statutory requirements. Their purpose is to maintain public confidence in the integrity of official statistics while also allowing Ministers to account immediately for the implications of statistics covering policy or operational areas for which they are responsible.
Department of Health compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics
The Department of Health’s National Statistics are required to comply with the Code, while DH’s official statistics follow the Code as best practice. Below is a link to the Code, and links to policies and statements which describe our compliance with specific aspects of the Code.
Download policy on disclosure and confidentiality (updated January 2012) (PDF, 24K)
Download statement on customer service and user engagement (PDF, 45K)
Download policy on revisions and corrections (PDF, 30K)
Download statement of administrative sources (updated August 2011) (PDF, 276K)
Additional statistical policy documents
These are specific policies in addition to the DH organisation-level policies above. The revisions document below covers a subset of the Unify2 data collections in relation to the code of practice for Official Statistics. A list of the data collections this applies to is provided on the second page.