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Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults March 2020

Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Mar 2020 to 31 Mar 2020

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 2020.

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 2020 as follows:
 
* 135 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 134 providers submitted referrals data and 127 providers submitted care contact data.
 
* There were 987,153 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 752,775 patients. Of these, 204,453 referrals related to 183,232 children and young people (aged 0-18).
 
* Of these 987,153 referrals above, 782,631 referrals related to 569,491 adults (aged over 18). 19 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
 
* There were 7,649,803 care contacts with 2,275,782 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 1,700,693 contacts related to 792,109 children and young people.
 
* Of these 7,649,803 care contacts above, 5,948,496 contacts related to 1,483,617 adults. 21 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
 
* Of the 179,887 children and young people with a recorded gender and a referral received in the period, 54 per cent (97,854) were males, and of the 784,685 children and young people with a recorded gender and a care contact in the period, 55 per cent 
(433,792) were males.
 
* Of the 565,798 adults with a recorded gender and a referral received in the period, 40 per cent (225,799) were males, and of the 1,470,834 adults with a recorded gender with a care contact in the period, 39 per cent (568,795) were males.
 
* Across all submitters of care contact data, 83 per cent (4,833,177) of care contacts were attended by the patient and 4 per cent (212,482) were not attended by the patient (where attendance or non-attendance was recorded). The remaining 13 per cent of 
care contacts (747,599) were cancelled by the patient or health care provider.
 
* 50 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 293,073 immunisations for children and young people were reported.

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Last edited: 8 July 2020 9:17 am