Learning Disability Services Monthly Statistics (AT: April 2021, MHSDS: February 2021 Final)Official statistics, Experimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 20 May 2021
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2021 to 30 Apr 2021
Latest monthly statistics on Learning Disabilities and Autism (LDA) patients from the Assuring Transformation (AT) collection and Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).
Data on inpatients with learning disabilities and/or autism are being collected both within the AT collection and MHSDS. There are differences in the inpatient figures between the AT and MHSDS data sets and work has been ongoing to better understand these. LDA data from MHSDS are experimental statistics.
A number of comparators are published each month to assess the differences in reporting between the collections. These can be found in the MHSDS datasets section.
Disruption relating to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) would seem to be affecting the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We have also seen some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being admitted to and discharged from hospital. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period.
Key facts are for the latest month available:
- Assuring Transformation: April 2021 (blue background)
- Mental Health Services Data Set: February 2021 (white background)
All data is shown rounded to the nearest 5
1,195 (59%) of these have had a total length of stay* over 2 years
45 were first admissions, 25 were readmissions within a year of the previous discharge, and 20 were transfers from other hospitals
100 (77%) of these were discharged back into the community