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 December 2018 and provisional statistics for January 2019.
NHS Digital review the quality and completeness of the submissions used to create these statistics on an ongoing basis. More information about this work can be found in the Accuracy and reliability section of this report. Fully detailed information on the quality and completeness of particular statistics in this release is not available due to the timescales involved in reviewing submissions and engaging with data providers. The information that has been obtained at the time of publication is made available in the Provider Feedback sections of the Data Quality Reports which accompany this release. Information gathered after publication is released in future editions of this publication series. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics and a summary of how these statistics may be interpreted is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series. All elements of this publication, other editions of this publication series, and related annual publication series' can be found in the Related Links below.
Also included this month is the regular quarterly data release of perinatal mental health. This is an analysis of women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers between January 2018 and December 2018.
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.
A correction has been made to this publication on 29 March 2019. This amendment relates to statistics in the monthly Data Quality data files; the specific measure is the England level validity percentages for MHS-DQM03 Person Birth Date. All measures have now been corrected.
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Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of December, there were 1,316,146 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,027,517) were in adult mental health services. There were 227,679 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 103,819 in learning disabilities and autism services .
- 273,902 new referrals were received into services during December and 1,454,525 care contacts were attended.
- 20,921 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of December, including 15,154 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 October and 31 December 3,645 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,359 (64.7%) waited two weeks or less.
- 77.8% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of December who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 9,305 open ward stays at the end of December in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 5,988 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 October and 31 December 3,089 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 424,379 referrals active at any point during December for people aged under 19, of which 55,276 were new referrals and 43,303 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,242,694 in contact with mental health services at the end of December, 313,684 (25.3% ) were aged under 19.
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