Where can I go to get information on my population (either local or national) – such as how many men live in my region?

Public Health Observatories
National Statistics Online and Office of National Statistics
The Output Area Classification

Where can I go to find inpatient and outpatient statistics?

Department of Health website
NHS Information Centre
Hospital admission data 

    Where can I go to find information about commissioning research?

    Social Research Association
    Market Research Society
    Central Office of Information

      Where can I go to find evidence and guidance on public health?

      NHS Evidence

        Where can I go to find out about data protection and information management?

        The Information Commissioner’s Office