Guidance: Adult social care in England statistics: background quality and methodology

Department Of Health

January 13
09:30 2022


DHSC publishes monthly statistics on adult social care in England. This document sets out information on the context, sources, quality and coverage of the data included in these reports. This document will be updated regularly as further information is added to these reports.

See the monthly statistics for January 2022.

Published 13 May 2021
Last updated 13 January 2022 +show all updates
  1. Updated with information about the adult social care workforce survey.

  2. Updated to reflect addition of booster rates and changes to response rate methodology.

  3. Updated to reflect addition of flu and COVID-19 booster vaccination data.

  4. Updated to reflect a change in vaccination rate methodology, and updates infection control and testing funds.

  5. Quality section expanded to include more details on accuracy and burden. Also updated to include more information on a methodology change to testing data.

  6. Updated to include the background quality for the statistics.

  7. Updated to include additional methodology about COVID-19 vaccinations and PPE statistics.

  8. Added a link to the monthly statistics.

  9. First published.

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