What's New in Tools

Child Health Clinical Indicator Summaries

17 December 2015
These summaries present children and young people’s health and healthcare data for each of the 12 strategic clinical network (SCN) areas to help identify priorities, benchmark and track progress and outcomes.

Mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers: needs assessment report

9 December 2015
Our new needs assessment report brings together data and evidence on mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers. Available for local authorities and CCGs.

Continence in children

5 October 2015
We’ve updated our Needs Assessment Report about continence in children and young people with the latest data for local authorities and CCGs. This is one of a series of popular reports which help you undertake local needs assessments as part of children’s and young people’s planning and joint strategic needs assessments.

NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare 2015

21 September 2015
We bring together over 60 indicators relating to the care of mothers, babies, children and young people to support the NHS Atlas of Variation in Healthcare in highlighting and tackling unwarranted variation in healthcare and health outcomes.

Improving services for children

26 August 2015
We’ve updated the Disease Management Information Tool (DMIT) and incorporated it into our new Improving Services Toolkit: children with long-term conditions. The toolkit examines emergency hospital admissions for children because of asthma, diabetes or epilepsy.

Service Snapshot and Needs Assessment Report – CAMHS

20 July 2015
We’ve updated these reports with the latest available data for local authorities and CCGs. You can generate reports for your local area showing evidence-based information on prevalence and risk factors affecting children and the provision of services.

New CAMHS Modelling Tool now available

4 July 2015
The CAMHS Modelling Tool helps NHS commissioners and local authority partners to plan and improve child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) in their area.

Disease Management Information Toolkit

This data opened our eyes to the reality of our position regionally”

Doncaster PCT

“Presenting complex data in a meaningful way that has the power to transform care”


The Disease Management Information Tool has been updated (August 2015) and is now part of the Improving Services Toolkit : children with long-term conditions.

The Disease Management Information Toolkit (DMIT) is a good practice toolkit designed to help increase the efficiency of services for children with long-term conditions - asthma, diabetes and epilepsy. It was originally developed by the Department of Health for the NHS to help service providers identify which conditions contribute to high numbers of emergency bed days.

This toolkit is primarily aimed at clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and commissioners of children's health and social care services, although it will inform those working with people with long-term conditions at all levels.

The toolkit uses data already in the public domain to present information in a user-friendly format. It also provides a summary report of key data and information on trends over time and potential cost savings.

The toolkit has information at CCG level on emergency hospital admissions for patients aged under 19 years with a primary diagnosis of asthma, diabetes or epilepsy. It has been updated to include 2012/13 Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) data.

DMIT includes:

  • Emergency admission rates, bed days and lengths of stay against a range of different comparators.
  • Red, amber and green colour coding to highlight where a CCG is better, worse or similar to comparator areas.
  • The ability to download the report as a pdf for printing.

The toolkit uses data from the HES, Health and Social Care Information Centre data warehouse on emergency admissions, emergency bed days and length of stay.

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