The Health and Social Care Information Centre recently ran a public consultation for the Smoking Drinking and Drug Use Survey Among Young People in England (SDD) survey that ran for 6 weeks and closed on 03 August 2015. They are currently reviewing the format and content of the SDD survey and consulted with potential users of the data. Users' views will help determine what information on smoking, drinking and drug use amongst young people is collected through this survey in the future and how it is reported and will ensure the survey continues to be relevant and meets user needs.
The HSCIC would like to thank everyone for their responses and feedback and the SDD consultation outcomes report is now available on the HSCIC website.
Due to a lack of external sponsorship funding, the HSCIC regrets that there will not be a 2015 survey.
For the next survey in 2016, the HSCIC is piloting a new methodology that will generate a significantly larger sample size than previous surveys. This will enable the inclusion of in-depth questions on both smoking and drinking and drug use within the same survey year, maintaining the survey’s subject matter coverage.