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Community Services Statistics - February 2019

Experimental statistics
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NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Feb 2019 to 28 Feb 2019


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 February 2019.

The CSDS is a patient-level dataset and 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. These service providers can include NHS Trusts, health centres, schools, mental health trusts and local authorities. The data collected in CSDS includes personal and demographic information, diagnoses including long-term conditions and disabilities and care events plus screening activities.

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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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 February 2019 as follows:

  • 125 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 124 providers submitted referrals data and 119 providers submitted care contact data.
  • There were 1,014,103 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 775,152 patients. Of these, 214,292 referrals related to 190,784 children and young people (aged 0-18).
  • Of these 1,014,103 referrals above, 799,777 referrals related to 584,342 adults (aged over 18). 18 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
  • There were 6,625,039 care contacts with 2,064,588 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 1,468,757 contacts related to 733,436 children and young people.
  • Of these 6,625,039 care contacts above, 5,156,106 contacts related to 1,331,184 adults. 21 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
  • 53 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 412,150 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
  • There were 239,157 health visitor appointments for children and young people reported by submitters of care activity data. This accounts for 18 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded for this group.


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Last edited: 13 June 2019 9:29 am