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Learning Disability Statistics - Annual Overview, England 2015-2016

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Regions, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, Ambulance Trusts
Date Range:
01 Mar 2015 to 29 Feb 2016


This release presents experimental statistics from the Assuring Transformation collection and considers data from the Learning Disability Census; Hospital Episodes Statistics; Quality Outcomes Framework; Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set and Mental Health Services Data Set all published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

The publication comprises: 
• This report which presents key measures at England level;
• Excel reference data tables showing all annual analysis at England, CCG and provider level;
• CSV file showing all annual analyses at England, CCG and provider level;
• A metadata file to accompany the CSV file, which provides contextual information for each measure;
• Derivations and constructions file detailing how measures were calculated.

The majority of this publication considers data from the Assuring Transformation collection, analysing data from a different perspective to the regular monthly and quarterly releases. Data covers the year ending 29 February 2016. For analysis, a snapshot of the data was taken as at 31 March 2016.


Between 1 March 2015 and 29 February 2016 there were:
• 2,650 patients receiving inpatient care at the end of February 2016 compared to 2,820 at the end of February 2015;
• 1,800 admissions/transfers to inpatient care;
• 1,970 discharges/transfers from inpatient care;
• 895 people have been receiving continuous inpatient care for over 5 years.


Aged under 18
• Of admissions/transfers in the year, 280 were under 18 years old at the time of admission;
• Of discharges/transfers in the year, 235 were under 18 years old at the time of discharge;
• Of those who were under 18 years old on admission 10  patients were recorded as receiving continuous inpatient care for over 5 years.


MHSDS started collecting data from January 2016 onwards, initial figures  indicate:
• 57,608 people were in contact with Learning Disability Services  in January 2016 as per the new MHSDS collection


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