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National Survey for Wales

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  • Release date: 12 April 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17
  • Next update: 30 January 2018
The National Survey for Wales is a study of over 10,000 adults each year across Wales.

The National Survey from 2016-17 onwards incorporates the Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey, and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey.

Headline and more in-depth results are published here. The most up-to-date figures are based on interviews carried out from April 2016 to March 2017.

Latest release

GP services

This bulletin looks at the NHS GP service in Wales, using results from the latest survey and comparing across years. Analysis covers people's satisfaction with making a GP appointment, satisfaction with the service received, and use of the Welsh language in relation to their appointment.

Future updates

Spring 2018

  • Hospital services
  • Poverty
  • Education

June 2018

First results from 2017-18

Previously released

Publications on the following topics have already been published based on 2016-17 data.

  • Hearing and eye care
  • Barriers faced in society by disabled people
  • Arts, heritage, libraries and museums
  • Mental well-being
  • Outdoor recreation (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Child health - Lifestyle
  • Illnesses
  • Internet access and online public services
  • Sport (Sports Wales)
  • Attitudes to flood risk (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Local area and community
  • Perceptions of climate change (Natural Resources Wales)
  • Volunteering and caring
  • Childcare
  • Active travel
  • Perceptions of Biodiversity (Natural Resources Wales)
  • People who need care and support
  • Loneliness
  • Ambulance services

More information

For more details about the survey see 'Background information'.

For tables of results, use our Results viewer.

For National Survey results from previous years see 'Past releases'.

If you have any questions, please contact the National Survey team at or on 0300 025 6685.

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