Out of area placements for adults in acute mental health inpatient services Directions 2020 extension
An extension for the Direction given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate an informatics support service for the collection of information about Out of Area Placements (OAPS) for adults in mental health inpatient services.
To support the government’s ambition to eliminate inappropriate out of area placements for adult acute inpatients by 2020/2021.
This is in response to the Direction, known as the Out of Area Placements for Adults in Acute Mental Health Inpatient Services Direction 2020 which allowedfor the collection to continue from 13 February 2020 to 31 March 2020.
Sections 254(1) and (6), 260(1) and (2)(d), 262(1) and (2)(a), and 304(9),(10) and (12) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act) and Regulation 32 of the National Institute for Health and Social Care Excellence (Constitution and Functions) and the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Functions) Regulations 2013.