Anabolic steroids, also known as anabolic-androgenic steroids, are synthetic substances that mimic the effects of testosterone, the male sex hormone. I am looking for information regarding the number of people who use the NHS services as a result of anabolic steroid misuse.
1. The number of people found to use anabolic steroids who have been admitted as an inpatient from 2018 – 2023?
2. The number of people who attend A&E who have been found to use anabolic steroids from 2018 – 2023?
Thank you for your recent request dated 27th September 2023.
Public Health Wales does not hold this information.
Public Health Wales is the public health service for Wales and as such is an independent NHS Trust. Therefore, do not have access to this information. As an organisation we have no jurisdiction over the activities of Health Boards or other organisations and frequently do not have access to the data that they produce.
The Health Boards may hold this information. I have provided contact details for each Health Board below, you would need to contact them individually for this information.
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board
Swansea Bay University Health Board
Hywel Dda University Health Board
Powys Teaching Health Board
I am very sorry we cannot help on this occasion.
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Information Commissioner for Wales
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