Health conditions and behaviour

School Health Survey

Wakefield district Public Health team have been using the School Health Survey (previously called the “Health Related Behaviour Questionnaire”) every two years since 2009 as a way of collecting robust information about young people’s health and lifestyles. The most recent version of this survey was carried out during 2020. This survey is an essential source … Continue reading "School Health Survey"

National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)

The National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP) is a Government scheme established to help improve understanding of obesity prevalence and trends in children.  It collects data on the height and weight of school children in Year Reception (aged 4-5 years) and Year 6 (aged 10-11 years) annually.  The scheme was set up in 2006 in line … Continue reading "National Child Measurement Programme (NCMP)"

Adult Population Health Survey 2023

Wakefield Council, along with its partner health organisations, is committed to working together with local communities to improve the health of the population overall, as well as closing the gap between the health of people in the most well-off areas of the district and people who live in poorer areas. Hearing directly from residents about … Continue reading "Adult Population Health Survey 2023"

Sensory Impairment

Defining disability is complex and contentious. The “medical model” of disability is based on a belief that disability is caused by an individual’s health condition or impairment. The Government encourages instead the use of the “social model” of disability which states that disability is created by barriers in society including the environment, people’s attitudes and … Continue reading "Sensory Impairment"