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Coronavirus Shielded Patient List open data set, England
The coronavirus (COVID-19) shielded patient list is enabling partner organisations across government to support and protect those who need shielding at this time. This data shows open data about the Shielded Patient List, and how it has been used.
As the government has agreed to end shielding guidance for people previously considered to be clinically extremely vulnerable, the SPL dashboard will not be updated from early October 2021. However, both the dashboard and the accompanying csv data files will remain available and accessible for a period thereafter.
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.
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.
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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 Patient 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.
The CCGs include the April 2021 CCG Mergers, on both the map and the tables. Local Authority map data (both Lower and Upper Tiers) reflect the 2020/2021 boundaries for Northamptonshire.
Local Authority table data reflect the 2021/2022 authorities for Upper Tier and the 2020/2021 authorities for Lower Tier. These will be updated in due course as and when the source system datasets are updated.
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.