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Community Services Statistics, March 2019

Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 2019

Summary

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 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 March 2019 as follows:

* 126 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 125 providers submitted referrals data and 119 providers submitted care contact data.

* There were 1,059,676 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 800,262 patients. Of these, 217,860 referrals related to 192,115 children and young people (aged 0-18).

* Of these 1,059,676 referrals above, 841,707 referrals related to 608,081 adults (aged over 18). 18 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.

* There were 7,691,217 care contacts with 2,244,015 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 1,854,447 contacts related to 843,096 children and young people.

* Of these 7,691,217 care contacts above, 5,836,171 contacts related to 1,400,869 adults. 21 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.

* Of the 189,381 children and young people with a recorded gender and a referral received in the period, 55 per cent (103,372) were males, and of the 841,130 children and young people with a recorded gender and a care contact in the period, 55 per cent (461,919) were males.

* Of the 608,076 adults with a recorded gender and a referral received in the period, 39 per cent (238,224) were males, and of the 1,400,866 adults with a recorded gender with a care contact in the period, 38 per cent (538,570) were males.

* Across all submitters of care contact data, 86 per cent (4,389,023) of care contacts were attended by the patient and 4 per cent (205,266) were not attended by the patient (where attendance or non-attendance was recorded). The remaining 10 per cent of care contacts (513,099) were cancelled by the patient or health care provider.

* 50 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 467,654 immunisations for children and young people were reported.

* There were 261,289 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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