This publication provides the most timely statistics available relating to NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. These statistics are derived from submissions made using version 3.0 of the Mental Health Services Dataset (MHSDS). This edition includes final statistics for August 2018 and provisional statistics for September 2018.
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Please note: The provider breakdown for AMH04 (People in contact with adult mental health services on CPA at the end of RP with HoNOS recorded) has not been included in this publication and will not be included in future publications until the cause is rectified. NHS Digital will inform users once this issue has been resolved. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Submissions for August 2018 were received from 117 service providers.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of August, there were 1,272,996 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,005,402 were in adult mental health services. There were 213,702 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 95,934 in learning disabilities and autism services .
- 287,869 new referrals were received into services during August and 1,627,967 care contacts were attended.
- 21,459 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of August, including 15,902 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 June and 31 August 3,395 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,229 (65.7%) waited two weeks or less.
- 76.8% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of August who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 9,418 open ward stays at the end of August in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 6,055 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 June and 31 August 2,744 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 393,521 referrals active at any point during August for people aged under 19, of which 41,768 were new referrals and 43,665 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,202,906 in contact with mental health services at the end of August, 284,250 (23.7% ) were aged under 19.
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