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Mental Health Bulletin annual statistics

Interactive visualisations for important measures from the Mental Health Bulletin annual report and data coverage by organisation.

The Mental Health Bulletin is an annual report which provides information about people who use NHS-funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England.

These statistics are derived from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) which reuses operational data produced by NHS and independent providers. Although data quality is improving, the data are known to be incomplete and are therefore an undercount at England level.

This report presents important measures from the 2016-17 and 2017-18 publications alongside provider level data quality information to help users understand the impact of local data quality issues.

Proportion of secondary mental health, learning disability and autism service users admitted as an inpatient

NHS funded services only
Data presented by clinical commissioning group (CCG)

This visualisation shows the proportion of people in contact with mental health, learning disabilities and autism services who were admitted as an inpatient during 2016-17 and 2017-18. The information is also displayed by age band; people aged under 18 and people aged 18 and over.

Proportion of secondary mental health, learning disability and autism service users on the Care Programme Approach (CPA)

NHS funded services only
Data presented by clinical commissioning group (CCG)

This visualisation shows the proportion of people in contact with NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services on the Care Programme Approach (CPA) during 2016-17 and 2017-18.

The Care Programme Approach is a package of care for people with mental health problems, which includes being provided with a care-coordinator and a care plan.

Read more about the Care Programme Approach.

Data quality - Provider level coverage of key mental health services data tables

This visualisation shows the number of records received by NHS Digital in each of the key MHSDS tables used in the Mental Health Bulletin during 2016-17 and 2017-18. Please note that there is no direct relationship between the number of records submitted in any one or all of these tables and the measures presented in the bulletin, which are derived from a combination of these items. However, without records in these tables, these statistics cannot be produced.

How to use this tool

This tool is best used by expanding to full screen mode, using the diagonal arrows on the bottom right of the visualisation.

Select an organisation from the list displayed in a visualisation to view corresponding data.  

Hover over a map or chart visualisation to see additional information in the tooltip.

What you can find out

  1. The proportion (as a percentage) of people in the MHSDS who were known to be inpatients.
  2. The proportion (as a percentage) of people in the MHSDS who were known to be on the Care Programme Approach (CPA).
  3. Information about the quality of data in the MHSDS, shown by provider and selected data table.

What the report can't tell you

  1. The total number of people who are inpatients in secondary mental health services or on the CPA, as the data are known to be incomplete.
  2. Whether variations by Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) are due to variations in levels of mental illnesses, service provision or data quality limitations.
  3. Whether changes between years are the result of changes in service activity or due to improvements in data quality.

More information

Notes and data sources

  1. There are methodological differences between the derivation of CCGs (and subsequently STPs and Regions) within the Mental Health Bulletin publication and the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics publication. Where there are data quality issues, records are more likely to be mapped to an unknown CCG in the Mental Health Bulletin. NHS Digital is reviewing the methodology for deriving CCGs across all its mental health publications and will communicate future methodology changes and implications to users.
  2. Statistics were produced from submissions made to the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS). Find more information about the MHSDS.
  3. Map boundaries are displayed by clinical commissioning group (CCG)

Suppression

Figures for sub-national geographies or individual service providers have been suppressed or rounded to prevent disclosure of information about individuals. Calculated values for these units, such as percentages or rates, have been suppressed if any of the values they have been calculated from have been suppressed, and otherwise rounded to the nearest whole number.

All values are rounded to the nearest 5, except values that are 4 or lower (including 0) which are suppressed to prevent the identification of individuals.

Figures produced by aggregation in this report may differ from those published as this report calculates totals as the sum of rounded figures.

Suppressed values appear as blank cells in tables and are not counted in rounded totals.

Percentages are based on pre-suppressed values and rounded to zero decimal places, except where the numerator is 0-4, where the percentage is suppressed.

Last edited: 17 May 2019 2:22 pm