Yorkshire Health Study


The Yorkshire Health Study is a regional, longitudinal health study collecting health information on the residents of the Yorkshire and Humber region in England. The studies first wave of recruitment in 2010-12

 contains records on 27,806 individuals age 16-85 from the South Yorkshire region, with study coverage now expanding to the 

The Yorkshire Health Study is designed to support public health research, supported by a strong network of regional collaborators including local authorities, academics and the NHS.
 wider Yorkshire and Humber region as its continues into its second wave of recruitment (2013-15).
Data were collected on current and long standing health, healthcare usage and health related behaviours with a particular focus on weight and weight management. As the majority of individuals agreed for record link
age with the NHS, information is also available on medical diagnosis and medicine use.

Research platform

The study provides a regional research platform for health research which can be used to identify and recruit participants quickly and economically for a wide range of study purposes, including embedded randomised control trials, other control trials and quantitative and qualitative studies. Uniquely, the cohort facilitates recruitment to pragmatic controlled trails and provides economical long-term follow up.

Research is focusing on addressing four major public health challenges:

  • Obesity
  • Health inequalities
  • Healthy ageing
  • Long-term health problems

For more information, or if you want to contact potential participants for your study OR request access to anonymised data sets the please contact us or complete the form that is available at:  http://www.yorkshirehealthstudy.org/   
Multi-disciplinary collaboration is strongly encouraged.


Dr Annette Haywood | a.haywood@sheffield.ac.uk | 0114 222 0802
ScHARR, University of Sheffield Regent Court, 30 Regent Street Sheffield, S1 4DA