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

Publication date: 09:30 January 27, 2017


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 December 2016 show that:
 ·  2,510 patients were in hospital at the end of the reporting  period.
·  There were 80 admissions to hospital.
·  There were 105 discharges/transfers from hospital
·  In each month in 2016, more patients were discharged than admitted to specialist hospitals. 105 patients left hospital in December 2016, 70 (69 per cent) were discharged back into the community.

·  Many patients have been in specialist hospital for a long time. Of those in hospital at the end of December 2016, 64 per cent had a total length of stay of over 2 years.

·  At the end of December 2016, just under half of the patients (47 per cent) were in a General security ward.


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

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