This bulletin summarises information about uses of the Mental Health Act 1983 for 2010/11, based on the KP90 collection. It includes information from high security psychiatric hospitals as well as from other NHS service providers and independent hospitals.
The latest figures for 2010/11 suggest that the number of people subject to restrictions under the Mental Health Act continues to rise. Whilst the number of formal admissions for treatment and new Community Treatment Orders (CTOs) has decreased since the previous reporting period, the overall number of people remaining in detention or subject to a CTO is higher than before.
The number of uses of Place of Safety Orders has also increased. The figures also show major changes in the number of formal detentions, uses of Place of Safety Orders and CTOs.
Important: Please note that we were advised of some incorrectly submitted figures immediately prior to publication. The total number of CTOs administered by Lincolnshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (RP7) should have been 31 rather than 16 (an increase of 14 Section 3 to SCT changes and 1 Section 37 to SCT change). Whilst National totals are not significantly changed, this does affect Figures 5 and 7, and Table 4, of the report; Tables 6a and 9 of the reference data tables; and relevant cells in the machine readable dataset.