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Mixed-Sex Accommodation (MSA)

Frequency: monthly

Background to the collection

The NHS Operating Framework for 2012-2013 confirmed that all providers of NHS funded care are expected to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except where it is in the overall best interest of the patient.

From 1 December 2010, the collection of monthly Mixed-Sex Accommodation (MSA) breaches was introduced. NHS organisations submit data on the number of occurrences of unjustified mixing in relation to sleeping accommodation.

The collection enables the analysis and publication of consistently defined data to allow patients and members of the public to understand the extent to which MSA is occurring at individual organisations.

NHS England publishes the results each month. For further information and frequently asked questions relating to the collection, please visit the NHS England website.

Launch and submission dates

Reporting period Submission start date Submission end date Publication date

July 2020

3 August 2020 11 August 2020 10 September 2020

August 2020

1 September 2020 9 September 2020 8 October 2020
September 2020 1 October 2020 9 October 2020 12 November 2020
October 2020 2 November 2020 10 November 2020 10 December 2020

November 2020

1 December 2020 9 December 2020 14 January 2021
December 2020 4 January 2021 12 January 2021 11 February 2021
January 2021 1 February 2021 9 February 2021 11 March 2021

February 2021

1 March 2021 10 March 2021 8 April 2021

Guidance

Last edited: 14 May 2020 1:47 pm