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Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults - March 2018

Experimental statistics
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NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Mar 2018 to 31 Mar 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 March 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 The CSDS superseded the CYPHS data set to allow adult community data to be submitted, expanding the scope of the existing data set by removing the 0-18 age restriction.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.

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, January - March 2018. This also includes a revised version of the 6-8 week breastfeeding status and 24, 27 and 30 month Ages and Stages (ASQ-3) scoring, October - December 2017 analysis.

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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 March 2018 as follows:

  • 110 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 109 providers submitted referrals data and 104 providers submitted care contact data.
  • There were 901,189 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 688,014 patients. Of these, 213,175 referrals related to 185,439 children and young people (aged 0-18).
  • Of these 901,189 referrals above, 687,855 referrals related to 502,480 adults (aged over 18). 19 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
  • There were 4,875,511 care contacts with 1,568,229 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 944,859 contacts related to 532,471 children and young people.
  • Of these 4,875,511 care contacts above, 3,929,925 contacts related to 1,035,659 adults. 23 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
  • 52 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 464,410 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
  • There were 145,457 health visitor appointments for children and young people reported by submitters of care activity data. This accounts for 13 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded for this group.
  • Across all submitters, 50% of infants were recorded as wholly or partially breastfed and 88% of children scored above the threshold over all ASQ-3 domains.


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Last edited: 12 July 2018 3:06 pm