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The Community Services Data Set (CSDS) is a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set. It is designed to deliver patient level data about every episode of care delivered by publicly-funded community services.
In late 2017, the CYHS (Children and Young Persons Health Service) data set was widened to become the CSDS by removing the age restriction.
With a total yearly expenditure of more than £10 billion, community services make up 10 per cent of the NHS budget.
Community services include:
- health centres
- Sure Start centres
- day care facilities
- community centres
- mobile facilities
- services provided in a patient's own home