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 July 2018 and provisional statistics for August 2018.
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Please note: AMH04 (People in contact with adult mental health services on CPA at the end of RP with HoNOS recorded) and MHS-DQM31 Hospital Bed Type (Mental Health) have not been included in this publication. NHS Digital will issue AMH04 and MHS-DQM31 as soon as possible. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of July, there were 1,282,810 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,009,137 were in adult mental health services. There were 218,557 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 95,462 in learning disabilities and autism services .
- 310,250 new referrals were received into services during July and 1,774,691 care contacts were attended.
- 21,814 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of July, including 16,139 people detained in hospital.
- In the year between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 there were 2,510,745 people in contact with services. Of these; 573,270 were aged 18 years or less, 1,319,514 were aged between 19 and 64, and 616,796 were aged 65 years or more.
- Of the people in contact with services between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 103,938 had an inpatient spell. Of these; 4,714 were aged 18 years or less, 78,872 were aged between 19 and 64, and 20,281 were aged 65 years or more.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 May and 31 July 3,408 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,271 (66.6%) waited two weeks or less.
- 77.3% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of July who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 9,244 open ward stays at the end of July in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 5,960 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services.
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 May and 31 July 2,908 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 409,356 referrals active at any point during July for people aged under 19, of which 55,750 were new referrals and 49,086 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,213,016 in contact with mental health services at the end of July, 292,218 (24.1% ) were aged under 19.
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