This bulletin presents the latest information on uses of the Mental Health Act 1983 ("The Act") in England (excluding guardianship under Sections 7 and 37) between 1 April 2013 and 31 March 2014 ("2013-14"). Data were collected via the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) online Omnibus KP90 collection from all organisations in England which provide Mental Health Services and make use of the Mental Health Act 1983 legislation, as amended by the Mental Health Act 2007, and other legislation. This includes high security psychiatric hospitals as well as other NHS service providers and independent hospitals.
These statistics are important in monitoring uses of The Act and will be of interest to mental health professionals as well as service users, their families and representative organisations.
Please note that the National Statistics status of this release has been withdrawn pending a successful transition between the existing data source (KP90) and a new data source (MHMDS and other administrative collections) being used as the basis for the statistics. Full details of this decision are in the assessment report and can be found on the UK Statistics Authority's website.
Please note: An error was discovered within the published machine readable csv file (Inpatients Formally Detained in Hospitals Under the Mental Health Act 1983 and Patients Subject to Supervised Community Treatment, England - 2013-2014, Annual figures: Machine-readable data set [.csv]) which was published 29th October 2014. This error has now been corrected and updated on 7th November 2014. The HSCIC apologises for any inconvenience this may cause our users.
Please note: on 29 October 2014 an error was identified and rectified within Table 13: Detentions under Section 136 in hospital based Places of Safety recorded by Police and methods of conveyance to hospital, 2013-14 within the Experimental Data Tables. This error was as a result of over-suppression of the percentage columns within this table. The HSCIC apologies to users who may have been affected by this error.