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  • Release date: 11 September 2018
  • Period covered: 2017-18
  • Next update: October 2018
Each year the National Survey for Wales involves over 11,000 people. The survey runs all year round, across the whole of Wales.

From 2016-17 onwards, the National Survey replaces the 2012-15 National Survey, the Welsh Health Survey, Active Adults Survey, Arts in Wales Survey, and Welsh Outdoor Recreation Survey, as agreed by Cabinet in 2014.

Headline and more in-depth results are published here. The most up-to-date results are based on interviews carried out from April 2017 to March 2018.

Latest release

Healthcare services (non-GP) and medicines

This report looks at:

  • use of dentists
  • out of hours GP services
  • use of medicines
  • drug support services
  • tattoos and piercings.

The report is based on results from the 2017-18 National Survey.

Future updates

We’ll report on the results in more detail over the coming months.

Autumn 2018

  • Welsh language: Confidence and attitudes
  • Experience of noise at home
  • GP and Hospital services
  • Illnesses
  • Play

Winter 2018-19

  • Education
  • Housing
  • Access to services

Spring 2019

  • Poverty
  • Arts and culture

June 2019

  • First results from 2018-19

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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