Public Health Outcomes Framework

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.

Statistics on Mandatory Surveillance of Healthcare-Associated Infections in 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. The report covers the sets of statistics referred to in this report as mandatory surveillance of healthcareassociated infections (HCAI) statistics, produced by Public Health England (PHE) and reported in:

• MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection: quarterly epidemiological commentary (Quarterly commentary)

• MRSA, MSSA and E. coli bacteraemia and C. difficile infection: annual epidemiological commentary (Annual commentary) • Clostridium difficile infection: monthly data by NHS acute trust

• Clostridium difficile infection: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• Clostridium difficile infection: annual data • MRSA bacteraemia: monthly data by post infection review assignment

• MRSA bacteraemia: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• MRSA bacteraemia: annual data

• MSSA bacteraemia: monthly data by NHS acute trust

• MSSA bacteraemia: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• MSSA bacteraemia: annual data

• Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia: monthly data by NHS acute trust

• Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia: monthly data by attributed clinical commissioning group

• Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteraemia: annual data

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

Statistics on Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Adults and Young People (Public Health England)

This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Act gives the Statistics Authority power to re-assess whether the Code of Practice for Official Statistics continues to be complied with in relation to official statistics already designated as National Statistics. The report covers the set of statistics produced by Public Health England (PHE) (previously produced by the National Treatment Agency for Substance Misuse) and reported in:

• Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) (Annual Drug Report)

• Monthly reports from the NDTMS (Monthly Drug Report)

The previous assessments of these sets of statistics were reported in Assessment reports 1  and 142. They have been re-assessed as part of the Statistics Authority’s ongoing programme of re-assessment. This is discussed further in annex 4. 

The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of other official statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. In response to such a request, this report also covers the following the sets of statistics produced by PHE:

• Alcohol Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) (Annual Alcohol Report)

• Statistics from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS): Statistics relating to young people (Annual Young People Report)

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 Head of Assessment’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 Assessment Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Head of Assessment. 

Statistics on Drug and Alcohol Treatment for Adults and Young People: Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics