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Children’s public health 0-5 years - national reporting following the transfer: supporting documents

PHE implemented an interim approach to national reporting on children's public health for the 0-5 years in 2015/16. It is expected that this approach will be maintained until such time as the Maternity Children’s Dataset (MCDS) has reached full maturity, possibly even until 2017/18.

Data is submitted to Public Health England by local authorities on a voluntary basis and is published quarterly. The indicators include breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks and Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics described in legislation for universal health visitor reviews and key outcomes for children resident within a local authority (based on the child's postcode).

Schedule for submission and publication of the data 2016/17

Quarter 1
Collection window:
Publication date:
Reporting period: April - June 2016
22 August (9.00am) - 16 September (5.00pm)
26 October 2016 (9.30am) (available below)
 
Quarter 2
Collection window:
Publication date:
Reporting period: July - September 2016
14 November (9.00am) - 9 December (5.00pm)
25 January 2017 (9.30am) (available below)
 
Quarter 3
Collection window:
Publication date:
Reporting period: October - December 2016
20 February (9.00am) - 17 March (5.00pm)
26 April 2017 (9.30am)
 
Quarter 4
Collection window:
Publication date:
Reporting period: January - March 2017
22 May (9.00am) - 16 June (5.00pm)
26 July 2017 (9.30am)
 
Annual Statistics 2016/17
Publication date:
Reporting period: April 2016 - March 2017
25 October 2017 (9.30am)
 

Publication of the data

Breastfeeding at 6 to 8 weeks after birth

Public Health England (PHE) has published experimental statistics about breastfeeding prevalence at 6-8 weeks after birth. The first reporting period was quarter 1 of 2015 to 2016, from April to 30 June. Information is presented at a local authority, PHE Centre and England level.

2016/17

2015/16

Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics

Health Visitor Service Delivery Metrics are also available at a local authority resident level. The metrics cover the antenatal contact, new birth visit, the 6-8 week review, the 12 month review and the 2-2½ year review. Information is presented at a local authority, PHE Centre and England level.

2016/17 quarterly

2015/16 annual

2015/16 quarterly

Implementation and publication guidance

  • Interim reporting arrangements: summary of feedback received between 26 June and 25 September 2015 and Public Health England's response (18 November 2015)
    Summarises the issues surrounding the main data and information themes that arose throughout the process of transfer of 0-5 children's public health commissioning to local authorities, including a summary of the specific feedback received and PHE's response.
    Interim reporting arrangements: summary of feedback and PHE's response

  • Interim reporting arrangements: full technical guidance 2016/17 (11 May 2016)
    Provides the processes and timescales for 2016/17 relating to what analysts and commissioners in local authorities need to do to submit health visiting indicators and outcomes data to Public Health England.
    Interim reporting arrangements: full technical guidance 2016/17

  • Interim reporting arrangements: full technical guidance (12 August 2015)
    Provides the processes and timescales to what analysts and commissioners in local authorities need to do to submit health visiting indicators and outcomes data to Public Health England.
    Interim reporting arrangements: full technical guidance

  • Commissioning data covering mandated services and other key indicators
    Guide for local authority staff working on commissioning of 0-5 public health services on the collection and reporting of key performance indicators for service contracts for 2015/16.
    Commissioning data covering mandated services and other key indicators

  • Local authority collation spreadsheet
    Summary collation spreadsheet to help local authorities bring together all the data files they have received. This collation spreadsheet allows extra fields to be added to record additional data items which may be collected locally.
    Local authority collation spreadsheet for 2016/17
    Local authority collation spreadsheet for 2015/16

One-off validation of 0-5 data submitted in Quarter 1 2015/16

The parallel returns of data relating to the same activity in quarter one 2015/16 to both NHS England and to PHE allowed for a one-off comparison of all data sources in order to make a judgement on how successful the interim reporting of activity at a residence basis had been at each local level. The purpose of this analysis was to determine how successful each local authority has been in establishing the new reporting processes in order to submit reliable data.

Maternity and Children's Dataset (MCDS)

  • In the longer term it will be possible for all national and local reporting for children's public health to be supported by the Children and Young People's Health Services (CYPHS) Data Set. More information is available on the NHS Digital website.

Child Health Information Systems

  • Children's health digital strategy
    NHS England is leading on the development of a new digital strategy which will transform the way children’s health information is gathered and used over the next five years. An introductory presentation to the children’s health digital strategy outlines the vision and plans for the future of child health. Information about how to get involved in the development of the strategy is included.
    Information about the children's health digital strategy on the NHS England website

  • Output and information based requirements for Child Health Information Systems - comparison between 2012 and 2015 requirements
    The information requirements specification (IRS) and the output based specification (OBS) for Child Health Information Systems (CHIS) were initially published as two documents in 2012 by the Department of Health to support the commissioning and delivery of services. In March 2015 the two documents were updated and brought together into one document, Output and information requirements specification, published by PHE.

    This paper provides a summary of the high-level differences between the two versions of the document. It is aimed primarily at information staff as well as commissioners and other public health professionals in local authorities, who rely on such systems to deliver effective services to children.
    Output and information based requirements for Child Health Information Systems – comparison between 2012 and 2015 requirements

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