Publication - Consultation paper

Consultation on the questionnaire content of the Scottish Health Survey

Published: 5 Sep 2016

Consultation on the topics and questions included in the Scottish Health Survey, which will be used to inform the content of the survey from 2018 onwards.

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23 page PDF

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Consultation on the questionnaire content of the Scottish Health Survey
Annex B: Instructions on how to respond

23 page PDF

352.3 kB

Annex B: Instructions on how to respond

Responding to this Consultation

We are inviting responses to this consultation by 17th October 2016.

Please respond using the Scottish Government's consultation platform, Citizen Space. You can view and respond to this consultation online at You can save and return to your responses while the consultation is still open. Please ensure that consultation responses are submitted before the closing date of 17th October 2016.

If you are unable to respond online, please complete the Consultation Questions ( Annex D) and Respondent Information Form ( Annex C) (see "Handling your Response" below) and send to:

Alternatively, responses can be sent by post to:

  • Scottish Health Survey Team
  • Health and Social Care Analysis
  • Scottish Government
  • B.R. St Andrew's House
  • Edinburgh, EH1 3DG

Handling your response

If you respond using Citizen Space (, you will be directed to the Respondent Information Form. Please indicate how you wish your response to be handled and, in particular, whether you are happy for your response to published.

If you are unable to respond via Citizen Space, please complete and return the Respondent Information Form included in this document. If you ask for your response not to be published, we will regard it as confidential, and we will treat it accordingly.

All respondents should be aware that the Scottish Government is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 and would therefore have to consider any request made to it under the Act for information relating to responses made to this consultation exercise.

Next steps in the process

Where respondents have given permission for their response to be made public, and after we have checked that they contain no potentially defamatory material, responses will be made available to the public at If you use Citizen Space to respond, you will receive a copy of your response via email.

Following the closing date, all responses will be analysed and considered along with any other available evidence to help us finalise the questionnaire content. We will publish a report detailing the recommendations of the review in late 2016/early 2017. Following this, these recommendations will be taken to the SHeS Project Board and Survey Contractors for further consideration before finalising the questionnaire for 2018.

Comments and complaints

If you have any comments or complaints about how this consultation exercise has been conducted, please send them to the above postal or e-mail address.


Email: Julie Landsberg,