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Community Services Statistics for Children, Young People and Adults, England - November 2017, Experimental Statistics

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NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Nov 2017 to 30 Nov 2017


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 November 2017.

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 district nursing services, school nursing services, health visiting services and occupational therapy services, among others. 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 People's 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 The CSDS superseded the CYPHS data set to allow adult community data to be submitted, expanding the scope of the existing data set by removing the 0-18 age restriction.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 from

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.

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Update 6 April 2018: Please note since the removal of the age restriction to include adult data in CSDS, some of our Data Quality measures may not take into account items intended for children only. We are currently reviewing these measures and will look to reflect this in future reports.

Key Facts

This report contains key information based on the submissions that have been made by providers to the Community Services Dataset (CSDS) collection and focuses on data relating to activity that occurred in November 2017 as follows:

  • 102 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 98 providers submitted referrals data and 90 providers submitted care contact data.
  • There were 865,643 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 672,467 patients. Of these, 211,611 referrals related to 188,223 children and young people (aged 0-18).
  • Of these 865,643 referrals above, 653,895 referrals related to 484,154 adults (aged over 18). 17 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
  • There were 4,313,038 care contacts with 1,475,686 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 925,733 contacts related to 529,284 children and young people.
  • Of these 4,313,038 care contacts above, 3,386,706 contacts related to 946,343 adults. 22 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
  • Across all submitters of immunisation data, 281,962 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
  • There were 126,316 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.


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