Following publication of this release, an issue was identified with Per cent subject to the Mental Health Act calculation in table 2.3 of the National reference tables
A corrected version of the National reference tables was issued on 24th July 2015 and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.
This annual report provides a comprehensive picture of people who used adult and older person's secondary mental health services in 2013-14. This report is based on submissions made to the Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) between April 2013 and March 2014. These submissions were made using version 4.1 of the MHMDS, which was mandated in April 2013 as a monthly submission for the first time. This report also uses mid-year population estimates (2013) from the Office for National Statistics.
For consistency, much of the information produced in this report and reference tables are updates to those produced in last year's publication, allowing the reader to compare this year's data to previous years. However, to reflect the changes to NHS commissioning structures, we have replaced our Primary Care Trust (PCT) level analysis with Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level analysis. This means that no time series information is available at CCG level as 2013/14 was the first year these organisations became operational.
Time series have been maintained at a high level within our reference tables, but in many places have been limited to 2011-12 as the earliest data point. This is because significant changes were made to the MHMDS in this year (moving from version 3.5 to version 4.0) which means that information before this is not directly comparable.
Demographic analysis (age, gender and ethnicity) is presented for 2013-14 only where numbers allow. The reader is advised to consult previous publications (as appropriate) for historical data.
To prevent the release of disclosive information, numbers less than five (including zero) are replaced with by a "*" symbol. All other numbers are rounded to the nearest five, apart from the England totals which are unrounded. Calculated values are based on unrounded numbers but rounded to 1 decimal place to prevent backward calculation. This approach will prevent identification of a person through cross referencing different publications.
Monthly analyses and associated data quality measures for 2013-14 have already been released as monthly publications. The Background Quality Report and monthly data quality measures provide relevant information about the quality of the data that is the source for this annual publication.
The report also includes experimental analysis through our special topics on length of hospital stay and analysis of Clinician Reported Outcomes Measurements (CROMs) from MHMDS. The CROMs special topic may also be accessed via an on-line interactive visualisation tool that supports benchmarking. This can be accessed through the related links at the bottom of the page.