NHS administrative data now linked to 1958 and 1970 birth cohort studies
Information from the NHS about cohort members’ health care and treatment in hospitals has now been linked to two longitudinal cohort studies, which have collected survey data over six decades – the 1958 National Child Development Study (NCDS) and the 1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70).
These two new data linkages are a major enhancement to the long-running birth cohort studies. Researchers are now able to analyse the administrative health data alongside the study data to answer many more questions about the factors that influence health and the way health interacts with other facets of people’s lives. Read more.