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Children and Young People's Health Services Monthly Statistics, England - December 2016, Experimental statistics

Publication Date:
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Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Dec 2016 to 31 Dec 2016


This is a report on NHS-funded Community Services for children and young people aged 18 years or under using data from the new Children and Young People's Health Services (CYPHS) data set reported in England for activity for December 2016.
The CYPHS is a patient-level dataset providing information relating to NHS-funded community services for children and young people aged 18 years or under. These services can include health centres, schools and mental health trusts. The data collected includes personal and demographic information, diagnoses including long-term conditions and childhood disabilities and care events plus screening activities.

It has been developed as part of the Maternity and Children's Data Set (MCDS) Project to achieve better outcomes of care for children and young people. It provides data that will be used to improve clinical quality and service efficiency, in a way that improves health and reduces inequalities.

These statistics are classified as experimental and should be used with caution. Experimental statistics are new official statistics undergoing evaluation. They are published in order to involve users and stakeholders in their development and as a means to build in quality at an early stage. More information about experimental statistics can be found on the UK Statistics Authority website.

Key Facts

This report contains key information based on the submissions that have been made by providers and will focus on data relating to activity that occurred in December 2016.

  • 81 providers successfully submitted data for the CYPHS data set.
  • There were 146,642 referrals received by reporting organisations, relating to 126,059 children and young people.
  • There were 610,641 care contacts with 350,132 children and young people across all submitters.
  • There were 77,857 health visitor appointments across all submitters. This accounts for 15 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded.
  • Across all submitters, 166,327 immunisations for children and young people occurred during December 2016.
  • Across all submitters, 88 per cent (490,949) of care contacts were attended by the patient and 8 per cent (46,192) were not attended by the patient (Where attendance or non-attendance was recorded). The remaining 4 per cent of care contacts (23,595) were cancelled by the patient or health care provider.


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