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Mental Health Bulletin 2020-21 Annual report

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Bulletin 2020-21 Annual report


Correction: Unknown Restrictive Intervention Types

A correction has been made to this publication. Numbers relating to the number of restraints and the number of people subject to restraint where the restrictive intervention type was unknown were incorrect. This error extends to the following cells:

 

  • England inpatients Excel file, Table 17 Column T and Cells AK27 to AK37

  • Commissioning geographies inpatients Excel File, Table 20 Cell S22 and AK22

  • Provider inpatients Excel File Table 17 Cell S22 and AK22

  • LA Excel file, Table 5 Cell S22

 

This error has now been rectified and the files have been replaced. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

1 December 2021 09:00 AM

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 2020-21.

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 2020-21. 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 2020-21 reporting year and as such, will feature the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic in England.

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 reference tables. These tables have been split out by geographical breakdown and with a focus on inpatients or outpatients. Improvements to the publication page have also been made to improve accessibility.


  • 2,803,244 people were known to be in contact with secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services at some point in the year. 768,083 of these were under 18 years of age.
  • This means that 5.0% of people in England were known to be in contact with secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services during this year. This is compared to 5.1% of people in 2019-20.
  • 3.5% (97,103) 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 2020-21. This is compared to 3.6% (104,536) in 2019-20.


Last edited: 1 December 2021 9:34 am