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If you are a patient looking for advice, visit the shielded patient pages on NHS.UK.
For the latest guidance on shielding and protecting people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, as well as details on the COVID-19 alert levels, review the latest guidance.
If you are clinically extremely vulnerable and require extra support please contact your local authority.
This is a public beta version of this dashboard. It may change without notice.
What this data shows
The dashboards provide a count of living patients that are classified as being on the Shielded Patient List.
The open data contains:
- A count of living patients that are classified as being on the Shielded Patient List by CCG of residence, broken down by age band and gender
- A count of living patients that are classified as being on the Shielded Patient List by local authority of residence, broken down by age band and gender
- A count of living patients that are classified as being on the Shielded Patient List by upper tier local authority of residence, broken down by age band and gender
- A count of living patients that are classified as being on the Shielded Patient List over time
You can also see this data split by disease group.
This data has been released to inform the public and support the health and social care system in planning.
It is updated regularly to inform the public and support the health and social care system with planning. Each list will be based on the latest version of the shielded patient list clinical methodology at that time.
The open dataset includes regional and local data to allow for analysis, modelling and planning to take place to aid the response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The data within this dashboard is updated weekly, however there is up to a week lag from the data extraction to publication to allow for the data to be processed and the necessary data quality assurance to be completed. This could result in the dashboard data being up to thirteen days old.
This dashboard was published 15 October, the next scheduled dashboard update is 29 October.
Data by age and gender
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How recent this data is
This data is normally extracted weekly, although a data quality issue means that the data is currently a week behind whilst we resolve the issue.
The date and time of the latest update is shown on the dashboard.
Data included and excluded
Included in this data
All patients in England identified by GPs and hospital doctors
All patients in England identified using the current version of the clinical methodology
Excluded from this data
This does not include any patient with a clinical commissioning group outside of England
This does not include patients who a GP or hospital doctor has told us in not clinically extremely vulnerable, and have been removed from the list
This does not include patients who have specifically asked to be removed from the list
This does not include deceased patients who were removed using the personal demographics service (accepting one or both of the "formal" and "informal" death markers)
This does not include patients who have self-referred on to the shielded patients list
The shielded patients list is continually being refreshed with additional data, updated data, and/or updated logic.
This data is only accurate at the time of production.
Only patients with a CCG in England are included in this analysis, and therefore the number of patients in the CCG data will not be the same as the total number of patients on the SPL.
Full report and datasets
To see the full data which powers this dashboard, including accessible versions of the data, see our publication.
These links are to the latest data, or to the entire published series.