Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults - April 2018Experimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 9 Aug 2018
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2018 to 30 Apr 2018
This is a monthly report on publicly funded community services for children, young people and adults using data from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) reported in England for April 2018.
The CSDS is a patient-level dataset providing information relating to publicly funded community services for children, young people and adults. These services can include health centres, schools, mental health trusts, and health visiting services. The data collected includes personal and demographic information, diagnoses including long-term conditions and disabilities and care events plus screening activities.
It has been developed to help achieve better outcomes for children, young people and adults. It provides data that will be used to commission services in a way that improves health, reduces inequalities, and supports service improvement and clinical quality.
Prior to October 2017, the predecessor Children and Young Peoples Health Services (CYPHS) Data Set collected data for children and young people aged 0-18. The CSDS superseded the CYPHS data set to allow adult community data to be submitted, expanding the scope of the existing data set by removing the 0-18 age restriction. The structure and content of the CSDS remains the same as the previous CYPHS data set. Further information about the CYPHS and related statistical reports is available in the related links below.
References to children and young people covers records submitted for 0-18 year olds and references to adults covers records submitted for those aged over 18. Where analysis for both groups have been combined, this is referred to as all patients.
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.
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This report contains key information based on the submissions that have been made by providers to the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) collection and focuses on data relating to activity that occurred in April 2018 as follows:
- 115 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 114 providers submitted referrals data and 109 providers submitted care contact data.
- There were 944,674 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 728,507 patients. Of these, 211,586 referrals related to 189,361 children and young people (aged 0-18).
- Of these 944,674 referrals above, 732,972 referrals related to 539,073 adults (aged over 18). 18 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
- There were 4,984,520 care contacts with 1,631,637 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 888,126 contacts related to 523,781 children and young people.
- Of these 4,984,520 care contacts above, 4,095,669 contacts related to 1,107,780 adults. 23 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
- 53 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 336,826 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
- There were 150,037 health visitor appointments for children and young people reported by submitters of care activity data. This accounts for 14 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded for this group.