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Why take part?

Community How the Health Survey for England has made a difference

Taking the pressure off

We found that many people don’t know they have high blood pressure – which can cause serious health problems. Doctors now check blood pressure more regularly, and offer more people medication to control their blood pressure.

Quick crossings

We discovered that most people aged 65 and over don’t walk fast enough to get across a pelican crossing in sufficient time. Because of this, many health authorities are now considering more time for crossings.

Spotting kidney disease

We learned that very few people – especially older people – knew that they had kidney disease. This signalled to GPs that they need to be especially vigilant of the warning signs in order to provide treatment for it.

Clock A little time to make a big difference

Of course it’s up to you whether to take part in the survey, but we hope you do. We’re just asking that you spare a little time to tell us about your health. We know your time is precious, but our work really does make a difference. We help government and local authorities make the right decisions about the big issues.