Dear Dr. Hughes, 

Thank you for email of 4 February. Your query has come through to me as co-lead of our health and social care team.

You were concerned about a claim made in a video shared on Twitter by NHS England and Improvement (NHSE&I) that “1 in 100 children will actually get sick enough to be admitted to hospital”. It is important that figures provided by NHSE&I are accurate and reliable. In this case the claim made in the video fell short of these expectations – we contacted NHSE&I and it acknowledged that the data were historic and had methodological shortcomings. We are therefore glad that the content has now been removed from Twitter.

Please do let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.

Kind regards,

Statistics Regulator, Health and Social Care co-lead