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Submitting Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) data

All providers of specialist secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder services should submit to the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).

Important notices regarding MHSDS v5.0 Submissions

Please read these important notices from 18 November 20211 December 2021 and 10 December 2021 regarding non-routine December MHSDS submissions.

Go to the MHSDS Events page to download the slides and view a recording from the 30 November 2021 MHSDS v5.0 Data quality webinar and view details of the MHSDS v5.0 drop-in session webinar series.

Read the December Mental health information update newsletter for the latest MHSDS news and updates.   


How to submit

We have developed some new step by step guidance to help users submit data to the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).

This guidance is new and still being developed. If you have any feedback please contact mhsdsdq@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

Step by step submission guide

Submission date guidance

Performance month

The second opportunity to submit activity for this month for publication. Data is published in the MHSDS monthly and labelled as performance. 

Provisional month

The first opportunity to submit activity for this month for publication. Data is published in the MHSDS monthly and labelled as provisional.

Updates

These are submissions made after the cut-off for monthly publications. Data is published after the end of the financial year and labelled as end of year final.

Further information is also also available within the MHSDS step by step guidance


2021-2022 submission dates

Performance month

(second opportunity)

Provisional month

(first opportunity)

Updates

(post cut off)     

Cut of data taken at 11:59:59
April May N/A 18 June 2021
May June April 20 July 2021
June July April, May 19 August 2021
July August April, May, June 20 September 2021
August September  April, May, June, July 20 October 2021
September N/A April, May, June, July, August (final submissions) 18 November 2021 
N/A October and November (window opens 1st December 2021) N/A 20 December 2021
October and November  December  N/A 21 January 2022
December January October, November 18 February 2022
January February October, November, December 18 March 2022
February March October, November, December, January 22 April 2022
March (final submissions)

April (Window opens 1 May 2022) 

October, November, December, January, February (final submissions) 20 May 2022

2022-2023 Submission dates

Performance month

(second opportunity)

Provisional month

(first opportunity)

Updates/Resubmissions 

(post cut off)               

Cut of data taken at 23:59:59
April May N/A 22 June 2022
May June April 20 July 2022
June July April, May 18 August 2022
July August April, May, June 20 September 2022
August September April, May, June, July 20 October 2022

 


Submission dates for previous years

The historic submission dates have been provided for information.  

2020/2021 submission dates
Activity month
(Each month of data must be submitted in a separate file)
Cut of data taken at: (11:59pm)
April to August 2020 Friday 18 September 2020
April to December 2020 Thursday 21 January 2021
April 2020 to February 2021 Thursday 18 March 2021
April 2020 to January 2021 Thursday 18 February 2021
April to July 2020 Thursday 20 August 2020
April to June 2020 Monday 20 July 2020
April 2020 to March 2021 Thursday 22 April 2021
April 2020 to March 2021 (final 20/21 submissions) Friday 21 May 2021
April to May 2020 Friday 26 June 2020
April to November 2020 Friday 18 December 2020
April to October 2020 Thursday 19 November 2020
April to September 2020 Tuesday 20 October 2020
2019/2020 submission dates
Activity month Submission window opened Submission window closed (midnight of)
April 19 (P) Friday 3 May 2019 Thursday 23 May 2019
April 19 (R) and May 2019 (P) Saturday 1 June 2019 Thursday 4 July 2019
May 19 (R) and June 19 (P) Friday 5 July 2019 Sunday 21 July 2019
June 2019 (R) and July 19 (P) Thursday 1 August 2019 Tuesday 20 August 2019
July 2019 (R) and August 2019 (P) Sunday 1 September 2019 Thursday 19 September 2019
August 2019 (R) and September 19 (P) Tuesday 1 October 2019 Friday 18 October 2019
September 2019 (R) and October 2019 (P) Friday 1 November 2019 Wednesday 20 November 2019
October 2019 (R) and November 2019 (P) Sunday 1 December 2019 Thursday 19 December 2019
November 19 (R) and December 19 (P) Wednesday 1 January 2020 Tuesday 21 January 2020
December 19 (R) and January 20 (P) Saturday 1 February 2020 Thursday 20 February 2020
January 2020 (R) and February 2020 (P) Sunday 1 March 2020 Thursday 19 March 2020
February 2020 (R) and March 2020 (P) Wednesday 1 April 2020 Wednesday 22 April 2020
March 2020 (R) Friday 1 May 2020 Thursday 21 May 2020
2018/2019 submission dates
Activity month Submission window opened Submission window closed (midnight of)
September 2018 (R) and October 2018 (P) Tuesday 30 October 2018 Thursday 22 November 2018
October 2018 (R) and November 2018 (P) Friday 30 November 2018 Thursday 20 December 2018
November 2018 (R) and December 2018 (P) Wednesday 2 January 2019 Tuesday 22 January 2019
May 2018 (R) and June 2018 (P) Monday 2 July 2018 Friday 20 July 2018
March 2019 (R) Thursday 2 May 2019 Thursday 23 May 2019
June 2018 (R) and July 2018 (P) Monday 30 July 2018 Wednesday 22 August 2018
July 2018  (R) and August 2018 (P) Friday 31 August 2018 Friday 21 September 2018
January 2019 (R) and February 2019 (P) Monday 4 March 2019 Friday 22 March 2019
February 2019 (R) and March 2019 (P) Monday 1 April 2019 Wednesday 24 April 2019
December 2018 (R) and January 2019 (P) Wednesday 30 January 2019 Friday 22 February 2019
August 2018 (R) and September 18 (R) Monday 1 October 2018 Monday 22 October 2018
April 2018 (R) and May 2018 (P) Friday 1 June 2018 Friday 22 June 2018

Additional guidance

Submission of specific pathways

Last edited: 11 May 2022 3:14 pm