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Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults, England - December 2017, Experimental Statistics

Experimental statistics
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NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Dec 2017 to 31 Dec 2017


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 December 2017.

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 People's 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 The CSDS superseded the CYPHS data set to allow adult community data to be submitted, expanding the scope of the existing data set by removing the 0-18 age restriction.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 from

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.

This month's statistical release also includes a separate quarterly analysis focusing on 6-8 week breastfeeding status and 24, 27 and 30 month Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) scoring, October - December 2017. This file has been revised and is available as part of the March 2018 publication.

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Key Facts

This report contains key information based on the submissions that have been made by providers to the Community Services Dataset (CSDS) collection and focuses on data relating to activity that occurred in December 2017 as follows:

  • 105 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 103 providers submitted referrals data, 93 providers submitted care contact data and 47 providers submitted immunisation data.
  • There were 766,877 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 587,963 patients. Of these, 183,911 referrals related to 162,426 children and young people (aged 0-18).
  • Of these 766,877 referrals above, 582,830 referrals related to 425,462 adults (aged over 18). 19 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
  • There were 4,078,779 care contacts with 1,319,562 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 675,623 contacts related to 420,409 children and young people.
  • Of these 4,078,779 care contacts above, 3,402,595 contacts related to 899,056 adults. 24 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
  • 47 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 201,749 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
  • There were 114,529 health visitor appointments for children and young people reported by submitters of care activity data. This accounts for 15 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded for this group.


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