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 March 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.
Please note the following:
- The Quarter 4 Children and Young People Receiving Second Contact With Services measure will not be included in the June 2019 publication. A validation of this data is currently underway; we expect statistics for the full 2018-19 financial year to be published in the July 2019 publication.
- This publication includes annual statistics for the 2018-19 year: Annual - People in contact with services - April 2018 to March 2019, with age group breakdowns and Annual - People in contact with services with a hospital provider spell - April 2018 to March 2019, with age group breakdowns. Further annual statistics will be published in the annual Mental Health Bulletin in the Autumn.
- It was intended that data quality statistics for Provisional April 2019 data, collected via the newly introduced Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS), be published alongside this publication; due to system issues this has not been possible. An update on this will be given alongside the next publication, published July 2019.
- As part of the update to include the provider XenZone/ Kooth in the Children and Young People Receiving Second Contact With Services measure (MHS69), in the 2019-20 year, Final March 2019 analysis was to be presented here; this was added here 17 July 2019. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
- 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.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of March, there were 1,359,992 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,051,519) were in adult mental health services. There were 241,926 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 111,737 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- 321,326 new referrals were received into services during March and 1,675,763 care contacts were attended.
- 21,196 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of March, including 15,456 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 January and 31 March 3,487 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,188 (62.7%) waited two weeks or less.
- 74.4% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of March who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 9,681 open ward stays at the end of March in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 5,718 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 January and 31 March 3,142 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 463,429 referrals active at any point during March for people aged under 19, of which 70,495 were new referrals and 51,643 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,281,098 in contact with mental health services at the end of March, 339,850 (26.5% ) were aged under 19.
Annual numbers of Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- Between 01 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 there were 2,726,721 people in contact with mental health services. Of these 684,904 were aged 18 or under.
- Between 01 April 2018 and 31 March 2019 there were 104,035 people in contact with mental health services who were admitted to a mental health hospital. Of these 4,987 were aged 18 or under.
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