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Community Services Statistics October 2019

Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
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Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Hospital Trusts
Date Range:
01 Oct 2019 to 31 Oct 2019


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 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 services 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. We hope this information is helpful and would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete a short customer satisfaction survey. Please use the survey in the related links to provide us with any feedback or suggestions for improving the report.

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 October 2019 as follows:
* 131 providers submitted at least the minimum data for the CSDS. Of these, 130 providers submitted referrals data and 121 providers submitted care contact data.
* There were 1,219,324 referrals received across all submitters of referral data, relating to 942,325 patients. Of these, 290,267 referrals related to 263,434 children and young people (aged 0-18).
* Of these 1,219,324 referrals above, 928,943 referrals related to 678,806 adults (aged over 18). 18 per cent of total referrals were for patients with ages over 85.
* There were 8,779,747 care contacts with 2,563,147 patients, across all submitters of care contact data. Of these, 2,168,555 contacts related to 971,394 children and young people.
* Of these 8,779,747 care contacts above, 6,610,500 contacts related to 1,591,715 adults. 21 per cent of total care contacts were for patients with ages over 85.

* Across all submitters of care contact data, 86 per cent (5,216,155) of care contacts were attended by the patient and 4 per cent (243,587) were not attended by the patient (where attendance or non-attendance was recorded). The remaining 10 per cent of 
care contacts (596,733) were cancelled by the patient or health care provider.
* 47 providers submitted immunisation data. Across these submitters, 330,956 immunisations for children and young people were reported.
* There were 377,055 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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Last edited: 12 February 2020 1:39 pm