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Publication, Part of

Community Services Statistics - April 2021

Experimental statistics

Health Visiting data

A supplementary file containing Health Visiting metrics has now been added to this publication (see Data Sets section).

12 May 2022 09:30 AM


Total Referrals

A service referral is a request for a care service to be provided for a person needing care. This could include patient self-referrals for an appointment to see or to be in contact with a care professional. 

Across all submitters of referrals data, there were 1,228,280 referral requests in total during April 2021. Of these, 222,235 referrals were for children and young people, 368,530 referrals were for adults aged 19-64, and 637,515 were for adults aged 65 and over.

Patients with a referral

Across all submitters of referral data in April 2021, there were 894,480 patients with a referral received during the month, of which 194,975 were children and young people, 306,320 were adults aged 19-64, and 393,235 were adults aged 65 and over.

Referral Reason

Referral reason is submitted in 58.6% of records. Where recorded (excluding 'Reason for referral not known' and 'Missing Value / Value Outside Parameters'), the top 3 reasons
for referral are Musculoskeletal Problems, Healthy Child Pathway & Haematology/Phlebotomy.

More detailed information on referral reason, including breakdowns by age band and gender are available in the accompanying data file.

Last edited: 11 May 2022 9:51 am