Cardiff University (partner)
The Aim of the Project
HealthWise Wales is a confidential research study, which aims to develop an in-depth knowledge on the health of the nation. The information gained will be used to help the NHS plan for the future, including support for health needs and evaluation of services and policies.
The study intends to raise public awareness of health and social care research, and offer a way for the public to be actively involved in and contribute to research.
An Overview of the Project
Research is vital to develop better treatments and manage diseases
- Wales faces many health challenges.
- People are living longer, but one in three adults say that their daily activities are limited by a health problem and one in two people over 65 are being treated for two or more health conditions.
- There are many studies taking place to address these issues, but researchers find it difficult to recruit enough people.
Members of the public are encouraged to register for HealthWise Wales. They are then asked questions about their health and wellbeing on the study website.
The study then contacts participants every 6 months, to ask questions about lifestyle, health and wellbeing – so that the researchers can see how participant’s lifestyles and health might be changing.
Members of the public who sign up to the study will also have the opportunity to take part in specific health and social care research projects that maybe relevant to them. This may include being contacted because of a specific condition (heart disease, meningitis, diabetes, cancer, etc.).
For further information on HealthWise Wales and to register visit website