As part of plans to extend both the scope and content of the Data Quality Maturity Index (DQMI) we have been making a number of changes to the DQMI for the Mental Health Services Dataset by introducing a set of new data items. We introduced three new data items last quarter and have introduced a further eight as part of this publication. Following feedback from last quarter we have changed how we introduce new changes to the DQMI to allow provider organisations the opportunity to assess the impact of the changes and take any correct action prior to publication. View a detailed description of the new approach.
We are planning to extend the use of the DQMI in a number of contractual and performance frameworks from April 2019. We will issue further details on this web page once all this have been formalised.