Children and Young People's Health Services Monthly Statistics, England - February 2017, Experimental statistics

This is part of Children and Young People’s Health Services Monthly Statistics

Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
9 Jun 2017
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Feb 2017 to 28 Feb 2017


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 February 2017.

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 February 2017.

  • 86 providers successfully submitted data for the CYPHS data set. 
  • There were 151,231 referrals received by reporting organisations, relating to 130,635 children and young people. 
  • There were 736,714 care contacts with 419,734 children and young people across all submitters. 
  • There were 96,411 health visitor appointments across all submitters. This accounts for 13 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded. 
  • Across all submitters, 299,264 immunisations for children and young people occurred during February 2017. 
  • Across all submitters, 88 per cent (596,042) of care contacts were attended by the patient and 8 per cent (53,017) were not attended by the patient (Where attendance or non-attendance was recorded). The remaining 4 per cent of care contacts (30,261) were cancelled by the patient or health care provider.


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