The Health and Social Care Information Centre produce a guide, aimed at journalists but useful for anyone with an interest in health and care, identifying and signposting the information sources for a wide range of topics relating to health and social care information in England.
The HSCIC produces over 220 national statistical publications per year, covering topics in health, technology and social care. These anonymised, aggregated figures provide a wealth of data and insight to the NHS and wider health and social care sectors, helping to plan services, identify trends and research into particular illnesses and conditions. As the HSCIC is not the only organisation to produce data about the NHS, this guide aims to signpost a wider range of reliable and accurate statistics about health and social care, wherever they originate.
An interactive online version is available at http://www.hscic.gov.uk/journalistinfo