Please note: A clarification has been issued for the final key fact below on 12 December 2011. The revised text is shown in italics.
This fifth annual report on NHS adult specialist mental health services in England and the people who use them covers five years with the most recent information for 2010/11. It covers hospital care and services delivered in the community.
This year, for the first time, data from a small number of NHS funded independent sector providers of specialist mental health services are included and almost all the patients in these services spent time in hospital.
The MHMDS is the data source which will be used for Payment by Results (PbR) and is an essential source of information for all those interested in planning or commissioning services or monitoring what is delivered. It is also being used by researchers.