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Data is collected via the NHS Digital Clinical Audit Platform (CAP) on an ongoing basis. Submitters are expected to keep data held in this system up to date and reflect changes as and when they occur. NHS Digital take a 'cut' of the data at the end of every month and report on the position at the end of the month with additional data on within month admissions and discharges.
Find out more information on the background to the collection.
Data is released on a monthly and quarterly basis. The monthly data is at England level and the quarterly data is at England plus sub England level; regional, Local Office level and where data allows, Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Specialist Commissioning Hubs (HUBs).
Releasing the data in two stages allows us to release the timeliest data at England level on a monthly basis. The following quarterly release then includes more detail and is accompanied by the Tableau data visualisation tool which allows users to interrogate the data and compare measures for different regions, CCG etc.
Learning Disability Statistics - Annual Overview, England 2015-2016
2 June 2016: This annual publication pulls together statistics on learning disability and autism from currently available sources within NHS Digital. This included fresh analysis of Assuring Transformation data from March 2015 to February 2016, including analysis of patients under 18 years of age.
Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics
Learning Disability Services Quarterly Statistics
NHS England collection
Prior to February 2015, the data were collected by NHS England.
Publications and supplementary information releases relating to statistics produced from the LDA cohort of the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) and the Assuring Transformation (AT) data set.