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Publication, Part of

Mental Health Bulletin 2019-20 Annual report

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Country, Primary Care Organisations, Care Trusts, NHS Trusts, Local Authorities, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, County
Date Range:
01 Apr 2006 to 31 Mar 2020

Summary

This publication provides the most detailed picture available of people who used NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England during the financial year 2019-20.

A correction has been made to this publication on 16 March 2021. This amendment relates to provider breakdowns for measures 1a, 1b, 1c, 1d, 3a, 4a, 5a, 5b, 5c. Where people had been seen by multiple providers they were only being counted against one. This has now been rectified and all listed measures have now been corrected. National and all other geographical breakdowns are accurate and not affected by this issue. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

All the analysis included in this publication can be found in the reference data tables, and in the associated machine-readable data file. Information you need to know about the quality of these statistics and how they can be interpreted can be found in the main report. An interactive report is also available allowing you to explore some statistics in further detail.

Demographic analysis (age, gender, ethnicity and Index of Multiple Deprivation) is presented for 2019-20. Please consult previous editions of this publication series for demographic analysis for previous years. All annual and monthly publications relating to uses of mental health, learning disabilities and autism services can be found in the related links below.

Please note: This publication covers the 2019-20 reporting year and, as such, will feature the initial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in England; however, it is likely the impact of COVID-19 will be more evident in the 2020-21 publication as the national lockdown began on 23 March 2020.

NHS Digital is continually working to improve the relevance and usefulness of content in the Mental Health Bulletin. As a result this annual report includes the addition of a number of new measures as well as some further expansion of some existing demographic breakdowns.

New measures for 2019-20 include:

Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP)

  • 10a - Number of referrals on Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) pathway that entered treatment
  • 10b - Number of referrals on Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) pathway that entered treatment within 2 weeks
  • 10c - Proportion of referrals on Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) pathway that waited 2 weeks or less to enter treatment
  • 10d - Number of open referrals on Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) pathway that entered treatment within 2 weeks
  • 10e - Number of referrals not on Early Intervention for Psychosis (EIP) pathway, receiving a first contact and assigned a care co-ordinator with any team

Perinatal

  • 11a - Number of people in contact with Specialist Perinatal Mental Health Community Services

72 Hour follow up

  • 12a - Number of discharges from adult acute beds eligible for 72 hour follow up
  • 12b - Number of discharges from adult acute beds followed up within 72 hours
  • 12c - Proportion of discharges from adult acute beds that were followed up within 72 hours

Memory Services

  • 13a - Number of open referrals to memory services team at the end of the year
  • 13b - Number of contacts with memory services team
  • 13c - Number of attended contacts with memory services team

Care Programme Approach measures have been removed from the 2019-20 annual report as it was brought to our attention that the three measures (and associated breakdowns) relating to the Care Programme Approach (CPA) were no longer a priority and that the monitoring of individual elements of good care delivered greater benefit. This approach was agreed as part of a public consultation undertaken in August 2020.

The following CPA measures have been removed from the Mental Health Bulletin, 2019-20:

  • 2a - Number of people in contact with NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services on the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • 2b - Number of people in contact with NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services not on the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
  • 2c - Proportion of people in contact with NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services on the Care Programme Approach (CPA)

Further Enhancements

In March 2021, additional analysis will be added to this publication; this additional analysis includes further breakdowns by geography and protected characteristics for a number of measures and an estimated annual change in the number of people in contact with secondary mental health learning disabilities and autism services.

Key Facts

  • 2,878,636 people were known to be in contact with secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services at some point in the year. 763,888 of these were under 18 years of age. 

  • This means that 5.1% of people in England were known to be in contact with secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services during this year. 

  • 3.6% (104,536) of people known to be in contact with secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services spent time in hospital as part of being in contact with these services during 2019-20. 

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Last edited: 16 March 2021 11:28 am