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This document reports a breach of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics, or the relevant Pre-release Access to Official Statistics Orders, to which the Code applies as if it included these orders.

National Study of Health and Wellbeing in England – Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Act requires all statistics designated as National Statistics at its enactment to be assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics (the Code) in order for them to gain National Statistics status. The report covers the statistics produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) derived from the National Study of Health and Wellbeing in England: Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey (APMS). The results of the 2007 survey were published as a combined package of Adult Psychiatric Morbidity in England, 2007 (APMS 2007) and Autism Spectrum Disorders in adults living in households throughout England – report from the Adult Psychiatric Morbidity Survey 2007 (ASD 2007), which were published separately due to different production timescales. For ease, we refer to the forthcoming statistical report covering the 2014 statistics as APMS 2014.

Since the Department of Health (and partners) fund HSCIC to run the APMS every seven years, this Assessment has taken place ahead of the publication of the main survey outputs. The Assessment of the survey outputs has therefore been based on a combination of outputs previously published in 2009 (from APMS 2007) and early draft documents for APMS 2014 due for publication in September 2016 (Annex 1 provides more information).

This report also includes an assessment of HSCIC’s continuing compliance with organisational aspects of the Code. It is usual practice for the Authority to periodically review organisational compliance as part of its assessments. The assessment findings for the statistics (APMS) and the organisation (HSCIC) are presented separately for the first time in this report in Sections 3 and 4 respectively. This presentational approach is designed to help the Head of Profession for Statistics in assigning responsibilities for responding to the Requirements. It remains the case that all Requirements must be met for National Statistics designation to be confirmed.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.


Letter of confirmation as National Statistics

Patient Outcome Statistics – NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators for England, 2015

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request from the Secretary of State for Health in response to the Statistics Authority’s Monitoring Review: Official Statistics on Patient Outcomes in England . The report covers the following NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) statistics produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and reported in:

• NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators – Quarterly Report

• NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators – Indicator Portal

This report forms part of a group of assessments of patient outcomes statistics produced by NHS England, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and HSCIC. Assessment reports 305, 306, 307 and 308 examine Patient Safety Incident statistics, Patient Experience, Patient Reported Outcome Measures, and Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicators, , respectively.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.


Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics

Patient Outcomes Statistics – Summary Hospital Level Mortality Indicator, SHMI, England

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request from the Secretary of State for Health in response to the Statistics Authority’s Monitoring Review: Official Statistics on Patient Outcomes in England . The report covers the set of statistics reported in Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator – Deaths associated with hospitalisation, England, (SHMI) produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

This report forms part of a group of assessments of patient outcomes statistics produced by HSCIC, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and NHS England: the NHS Outcomes Framework and Patient Reported Outcome Measures, Patient Experiences and Patient Safety statistics.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.


Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics

Patient Outcomes Statistics – Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) for England (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request from the Secretary of State for Health in response to the Statistics Authority’s Monitoring Review: Official Statistics on Patient Outcomes in England . The report covers the following Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) statistics produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) and reported in:

• Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England – Headline Figures (PROMs Headlines)

• Provisional Monthly Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England – Quarterly Report (PROMs Provisional)

• Finalised Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) in England (PROMs Final)

This report forms part of a group of assessments of patient outcomes statistics produced by HSCIC, NHS England and the Care Quality Commission (CQC): the NHS Outcomes Framework Indicators, Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicators, Patient Experience, and Patient Safety Incident statistics.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.


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Statistics on Children’s Dental Health (Health and Social Care Information Centre)

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act requires all statistics currently designated as National Statistics to be assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics . The report covers the set of statistics produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) derived from the Dental Health Survey of Children and Young People, 2013 (Children’s Dental Health).

Since the survey is run only every ten years, this Assessment has taken place ahead of the publication of the main survey outputs. The Assessment of the survey outputs has therefore been based on a skeleton of a summary statistical report, due for publication in February 2015.

Section 3 of this report adopts an ‘exception reporting’ approach – it includes text only to support the Requirements made to strengthen compliance with the Code and Suggestions made to improve confidence in the production, management and dissemination of these statistics. This abbreviated style of report reflects the Director General for Regulation’s consideration of aspects of risk and materiality . The Assessment team nonetheless assessed compliance with all parts of the Code of Practice and has commented on all those in respect of which some remedial action is recommended.

This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.

Statistics on Children’s Dental Health: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics

Statistics on Guardianship Under the Mental Health Act, 1983

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 . The Act requires all statistics currently designated as National Statistics to be assessed against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics . The report covers the set of statistics reported in Guardianship under the Mental Health Act, 1983 (Guardianship), produced by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC). Although Guardianship was designated as National Statistics before the Statistics Act came into force – that is, they were ‘legacy’ National Statistics – they were not included within the first round of Assessment. At that time HSCIC made the case for their exclusion because it anticipated substantial changes to the statistics following a review and consultation that were underway.

1.1.2 Section 3 of this report adopts an ‘exception reporting’ approach – it includes text only to support the Requirements made to strengthen compliance with the Code and Suggestions made to improve confidence in the production, management and dissemination of these statistics. This abbreviated style of report reflects the Director General for Regulation’s consideration of aspects of risk and materiality . The Assessment team nonetheless assessed compliance with all parts of the Code of Practice and has commented on all those in respect of which some remedial action is recommended.

1.1.3 This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Regulation Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Director General for Regulation.

Statistics on Guardianship Under the Mental Health Act, 1983: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics