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Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics - England Commissioner Census (Assuring Transformation) - October 2016, Experimental Statistics

Publication date: 09:30 November 29, 2016


This statistical release published by NHS Digital makes available the most recent data relating to patients with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorder  receiving inpatient care commissioned by the NHS in England. 

The release comprises:

· A report which presents England level analysis of key measures.

· A monthly CSV file which presents key measures at England level.

· A metadata file to accompany the CSV file, which provides contextual information for each measure.

· An excel reference data tables showing data as reported and total patient counts retrospectively updated from March 2015 onwards.

· An easy read version of the report highlighting key findings in an easy-to-understand way.

Key Facts

Data collected at the end of October 2016 show that:

· 2,550 patients were in hospital at the end of the reporting period;

· 197 CCGs/Hubs updated information by the end of the reporting period;

· 20 CCGs/Hubs did not update any information or confirm that currently held information was correct by the end of the period;

· 2 CCGs/Hubs have never submitted data as they have not had a patient in scope of this collection since the transfer of this collection to NHS Digital.


During October 2016 there were:

· 2,475 patients in care from the previous month;

· 70 admissions to hospital;

· 110 discharges/transfers from hospital;

· 10 patients admitted and discharged/transferred in the period.



In total there were 80 admissions within October 2016; of these, 

  • 5 were readmissions within 30 days;

  • 15 were readmissions within a year.

  • Coverage

    Date Range: 01 March 2015 to 31 October 2016
    Geographical coverage: England

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