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Community Services Statistics - December 2018

Experimental statistics
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NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Dec 2018 to 31 Dec 2018


Community Services Statistics - December 2018 This is a monthly report on publicly funded community services using data from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS) reported in England for December 2018.

The CSDS is a patient-level dataset providing information relating to publicly funded community services. 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 The CSDS superseded the CYPHS data set to allow adult community data to be submitted, expanding the scope of the existing data set by removing the 0-18 age restriction.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. We hope this information is helpful and would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete a short customer satisfaction survey. Please use the survey in the related links to provide us with any feedback or suggestions for improving the report.

Key Facts

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 December 2018 as follows:

  • 115 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 115 providers submitted referrals data and 107 providers submitted care contact data.
  • There were 810,909 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 616,453 patients. Of these, 177,981 referrals related to 160,717 children and young people (aged 0-18).
  • Of these 810,909 referrals above, 632,925 referrals related to 455,735 adults (aged over 18). 19 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
  • There were 4,582,162 care contacts with 1,460,106 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 766,292 contacts related to 465,581 children and young people.
  • Of these 4,582,162 care contacts above, 3,815,847 contacts related to 994,573 adults. 24 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
  • 45 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 206,569 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
  • There were 113,811 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.


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