HEDS is part of the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR) at the University of Sheffield. We undertake research, teaching, training and consultancy on all aspects of health related decision science, with a particular emphasis on health economics, HTA and evidence synthesis.

Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Measuring what matters

From the Office for National Statistics… “In 2010, ONS launched a programme to measure national well-being.  The aim is to develop and publish an accepted and trusted set of National Statistics which help people understand and monitor national well-being.  As part of the programme, ONS set up a national debate to gather views on what matters to people and what influences their well-being.

The debate attracted over 34,000 responses and highlighted that the key areas that matter most to people include our health, connections with other people such as family and friends and the local community; job satisfaction and adequate income and wealth; work-life balance; meaning and purpose; the environment and government services.”

This article summarises the key findings from the debate and outlines the next step in measuring national well-being.