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Data Provision Notice out of area placements collection (NHS providers) and (private providers)

The mental health services data set is a patient level, output-based, secondary uses data set to deliver nationally consistent and comparable person-based information for children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services.

icon Read the Data Provision Notice: out of area placements NHS providers [558.14KB]

icon Read the Data Provision Notice for out of area placements private providers [558.6KB]

Overview of the collection

The out of areas placement collection has been designed to record the details of any individual, who has been referred for an out of area placement in England.

Scope of the collection

Under section 259(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, this Notice is served in accordance with the procedure published as part of the NHS Digital duty under section 259(8) on the following persons:

  • Mental Health Foundation Trusts.
  • Mental Health Non Foundation Trusts.

Further information is available within the Data Provision Notice.

Legal basis for provision of data

section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act.


October 2016 - October 2017 (12 month collection).

Read the revised notice published November 2017.

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