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 June 2018 and provisional statistics for July 2018.
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.
Please be aware, the data quality reports (and associated CSVs) that usually accompany the statistical reports within this publication have not been published. We have identified errors within the data quality reports and as such will not be able to publish them at this time. The files will be made available as soon as possible. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Also included this month is the first regular data release of perinatal mental health. This analysis is an analysis of women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers between July 2017 and June 2018.
Please note: AMH04 (People in contact with adult mental health services on CPA at the end of RP with HoNOS recorded) and MHS-DIM03 (The number of SNOMED stop clock codes recorded in Procedure code for Eating Disorder referrals where Age at Service Referral Received Date is under 19) has not been included in this publication. NHS Digital will issue AMH04 and MHS-DIM03 as soon as possible. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of June, there were 1,281,326 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,004,857 were in adult mental health services. There were 225,407 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 93,782 in learning disabilities and autism services .
- 294,850 new referrals were received into services during June and 1,726,425 care contacts were attended.
- 21,581 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of June, including 16,014 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 April and 30 June 3,424 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,192 (64.0%) waited two weeks or less.
- 75.9% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of June who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 9,199 open ward stays at the end of June in adult acute mental health inpatient care, and 6,059 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services.
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 April and 30 June 2,741 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 408,655 referrals active at any point during June for people aged under 19, of which 56,131 were new referrals and 45,009 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,212,801 in contact with mental health services at the end of June, 294,239 (24.3%) were aged under 19.
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