This is a report on NHS-funded Community Services for children and young people aged 18 years or under using data from the new Children and Young People’s Health Services (CYPHS) data set reported in England for September 2015. The CYPHS is a patient-level dataset providing information relating to NHS-funded community services for children and young people aged 18 years or under. These services can include health centres, schools and mental health trusts. The data collected includes personal and demographic information, diagnoses including long-term conditions and childhood disabilities and care events plus screening activities.
It has been developed as part of the Maternity and Children’s Data Set (MCDS) Project to achieve better outcomes of care for children and young people. It provides data that will be used to improve clinical quality and service efficiency, in a way that improves health and reduces inequalities.
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.
This report contains key information based on the submissions that have been made by providers and will focus on data relating to activity that occurred in September 2015.
- 56 providers successfully submitted data for the CYPHS data set.
- There were 228,183 referrals received by reporting organisations, relating to 218,663 children and young people.
- There were 423,483 care contacts for 214,847 children and young people across all submitters.
- Of the 218,663 children with a referral received in the period, 51 per cent (110,597) were for males, and of the 214,847 children with a care contact, 54 per cent (115,489) were for males, where gender was recorded.
- Of the children and young people with a referral received in the period, 37 per cent (80,951) were aged five or under. This compares with 25 per cent (55,573) aged between six and ten, 27 per cent (58,614) aged between eleven and fifteen, and 11 per cent (23,393) between sixteen and nineteen. There were also 264 children with ages that were submitted missing or outside reporting parameters.
- There were 25,141 health visitor appointments across all submitters. This accounts for 12 per cent of all care activities where an activity code was recorded.
- Across all submitters, 89,775 immunisations for children and young people occurred during September 2015.
- Across all submitters, 92 per cent (346,281) of care contacts were attended by the patient and 6 per cent (23,477) were not attended by the patient (Where attendance or non-attendance was recorded). The remaining 2 per cent of care contacts (5,979) were cancelled by the patient or health care provider.