What's New in Tools

Teenage Parent Outcomes Modelling Tool

24 February 2016
This new tool for teenage pregnancy leads in local authorities brings together data and evidence about factors that affect outcomes for teenage parents and their babies. It allows you to model the potential impact of local services on outcomes in your area.

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.

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

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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

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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
  • 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

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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
  • Children and young people with disabilities
  • Continence in children
  • Demographic profile
  • Maternity
  • Mental health in pregnancy, the postnatal period and babies and toddlers
  • 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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