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

Experimental statistics
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NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 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 October 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 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 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 The CSDS superseded the CYPHS data set to allow adult community data to be submitted, expanding the scope of the existing data set by removing the 0-18 age restriction.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.

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 October 2017 as follows:

  • 101 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these 98 providers submitted referrals data and 91 providers submitted care contact data.
  • There were 938,633 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 724,225 patients. Of these, 228,204 referrals related to 201,159 children and young people (aged 0-18).
  • Of these 938,633 referrals above, 710,284 referrals related to 522,966 adults (aged over 18). 17 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
  • There were 4,513,913 care contacts with 1,481,201 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these 858,845 contacts related to 499,607 children and young people.
  • Of these 4,513,913 care contacts above, 3,654,441 contacts related to 981,510 adults. 23 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.
  • Across all submitters of immunisation data, 254,671 immunisations for children and young people were reported during October 2017.
  • There were 154,190 health visitor appointments for children and young people reported by submitters of care activity data. This accounts for 16 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded for this group.


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