This quarterly collection reports on the immunisation coverage for three cohort age groups; 12 months, 24 months and 5 years. Please note that these are management information. The term management information describes aggregate information collated and used in the normal course of business to inform operational delivery or the management of organisational performance. The information may be incomplete in places, is not quality assured to the same extent as official statistics and may not necessarily be fully representative.
Details for providers
The Child Immunisation Unify2 data collection by GP practice has been paused whilst an alternative collection mechanism is set-up with the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS). While this is on-going, we would recommend that you collect the data for each quarter in 2017/18 as previously and notification of any future collection will be made shortly.
Reporting: Clinical Commissioning Group, Provider, and Practice level childhood immunisations data reported here are Experimental Management Information, collected through Unify2 from Child health Records Departments.
Alternative Sources of Data
The source of official national statistics remains the Public Health England COVER (Cover of Vaccinations Evaluated Rapidly) data at a Local Authority level found here:
NHS Digital publishes the annual NHS Immunisation Statistics (Local Authority level) on behalf of Public Health England: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30085
Data submission and publication deadlines are available through the website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/vaccine-coverage-statistics-publication-dates/cover-vaccine-coverage-data-submission-and-publication-schedule
Immform data, are also available via PHE’s website (national, NHS Area Team, CCG, & Local Authority level): https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/vaccine-uptake
The numbers of vaccinations GP Practices are paid for administering (not coverage data) are published as part of the GP Contract Services (practice level) and are available via the link: https://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30049
Vaccination data are also collected at a patient-level through the Children and Young People’s Health Services (CYPHS) data set (renamed the Community Services Data Set (CSDS)).
NHS Digital are working closely with providers who are not currently submitting data to the CSDS. If you require any additional information or support in relation to submitting childhood immunisation data to the CSDS dataset please visit the CSDS data set page: https://digital.nhs.uk/Community-Services-Data-Set
For further support please email NHS Digital at firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject title “Submitting Childhood Immunisation Data to CSDS”.
Experimental statistics have been published from this collection, comparing numbers of vaccinations in the Children and Young People’s Health Services (CYPHS) Data Set, to the National Statistic figures taken from the PHE COVER data: http://digital.nhs.uk/catalogue/PUB30103 (Children and Young People’s Health Services Childhood Vaccinations April 2016 – March 2017). Supplementary maps: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/suppinfofiles
Next Publication Date
The Child Immunisation 2016/17 annual data for children up to 5 years old have been made available by NHS Digital via an interactive Power BI platform providing interactive maps at STP, CCG and GP practice level – Power BI dashboard. The data file is available on the NHS Digital website.
For further information about the published management information, please contact us at:
Operational Information for Commissioning