Coronavirus: Surveys

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th April 2020.

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Photo of Caroline Lucas Caroline Lucas Green, Brighton, Pavilion

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what steps his Department is taking to collect sex-disaggregated data as part of the NHS coronavirus status checker.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The National Health Service COVID-19 status checker collects only the minimum amount of data necessary to predict the likely demand on NHS services. NHSX plan to iterate the survey and may add gender to this collection, if it would help predict demand more effectively.

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