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Directions given by NHS England requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection of information to be known as the mental health services Directions 2020.
The purpose of these Directions is to obtain national, comparable, standardised data about mental health services, as such term is used and construed in Information standard DCB0011: Mental Health Services Data Set (the information standard) that will support the NHS to monitor and plan services effectively for children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services, and to investigate the impact and coverage of such services at a local level.
Section 260(4)(a), and section 304(9), (10) and (12) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012
This Direction came into force on 16 December 2020.