What's New in Tools

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.

Child Health Profiles 2015 - PHE centre summaries

1 July 2015
We’ve added a summary for each Public Health England (PHE) centre of the data in Child Health Profiles 2015.

Child Health Profiles 2015 - PDF reports

17 June 2015
These popular profiles provide a snapshot of child health and wellbeing for each local authority in England using key health indicators. Summaries are also available for strategic clinical networks.

Service Planning and Performance Reports

You can generate a range of reports to support service planning and performance on different themes at various geographic levels, such as clinical commissioning groups (CCGs), local authority, and child and adolescent mental health services (CAMHS) partnership level.

Save time by using these ready-made reports presenting the available data and evidence which you can copy and paste into your own presentations and reports and enhance with local data and interpretation.

You can generate the following reports:

Topical Reports

The following reports are available:

  • Early Years
  • Key risk factors indicating harm or poorer developmental outcomes in children
  • Reducing unintentional injuries in and around the home among children under five years
  • Reducing unintentional injuries on the roads among children and young people under 25 years
  • School-Age Children
  • Youth Justice


QIPP Resource Packs

Looking at a range of indicators and evidence, these reports will help you identify opportunities to improve the quality and value of local services for mothers, children and their families in your area. The reports for your area focus on opportunities to improve secondary care while placing this in the wider context of issues such as child poverty and health behaviours.

QIPP Resource Packs are available for the following themes:

  • Child Health for primary care trusts
  • Maternity for primary care trusts


Service Snapshots

Service Snapshots provide a summary of demand, risk factors, provision and outcomes for services in a particular area.

Service Snapshot reports are available for the following themes:

  • CAMHS (child and adolescent mental health services) for local authorities and CCGs updated
  • Disability for local authorities
  • Infant mortality and stillbirths for local authorities and CCGs
  • Maternity for primary care trusts
  • Obesity for local authorities
  • Teenage pregnancy for local authorities
  • Vaccination and Immunisation for local authorities and primary care trusts


Needs Assessment Reports

The Needs Assessment Reports provide appropriate evidence-based information on prevalence, incidence and risk factors affecting children’s health and the provision of healthcare services.

These reports support you in undertaking needs assessments as part of children’s and young people’s planning and joint strategic needs assessments. They also help you to develop a business case, justify investment, initiate conversations around service improvements and carry out a service review or local audit.

Needs Assessment Reports are available for the following themes:

  • Child and adolescent mental health (CAMHS) updated
  • Children and young people with disabilities
  • Continence in children updated
  • Demographic profile
  • Maternity
  • Speech and language

The following short guide provides more information about using the Needs Assessment Reports and interpreting the information they include.

We also provide guidance and links to relevant data sources, tools and documents to help health visiting students when undertaking a local needs assessment as part of their university course.


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