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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Final March, Provisional April 2021

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Final March, Provisional April 2021


Correction

A correction has been made to this publication on 15 June 2021. This amendment relates to the STP breakdowns for Children’s access to mental health services statistics in the MHSDS Annual: April 2020 to March 2021 MHSDS Data File. No other information is affected by this issue. The corrected files are indicated by a Version 2 (v2) suffix. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

15 June 2021 13:35 PM

New measures available

Please note that since publication we have added new Children and Young Persons Access and Outcomes as well as new Perinatal measures.  The Notes on Measures chapter has further details.

15 July 2021 09:30 AM

New Restrictive Interventions measures

As part of an improvement initiative, the two existing Restrictive Interventions measures (MHS76 and MHS77) were supplemented by four new measures (MHS96, MHS97, MHS98 and MHS99) from Performance April 2021 onwards and made available in a standalone 'Restrictive Interventions New' CSV File.  Further information is available here.  This CSV file has now been generated for historic monthly reporting periods for each month between September 2020 and March 2021.

9 August 2021 09:30 AM

MHS95 methodology update

Two updates to the methodology used to produce MHS95 (Number of Children and Young People aged under 18 supported through NHS funded mental health with at least one contact (12 month rolling)) have been made.

The first affects the 'CCG; Provider' breakdown and rectifies an issue which meant that not all relevant 'CCG; Provider' activity was being counted in the data originally released.

The second is a refinement to better record the activity undertaken in anonymous providers such as Kooth plc (previously known as XenZone Ltd).

Revised data for March, April and May 2021 using the new methodology is now available within v2 of the MHSDS Monthly Children and Young People and Perinatal CSV files.  Data for June 2021 onwards uses the new methodology.

NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

9 September 2021 09:30 AM

Summary

This publication provides the most timely picture available of people using NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. These are experimental statistics which are undergoing development and evaluation. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series.

• COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, the quality and coverage of some of our statistics has been affected, for example by an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We are also seeing some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being referred to hospital and more appointments being carried out via phone/telemedicine/email. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period.

• Early release of statistics

To support the ongoing COVID-19 work, Provisional April 2021 monthly statistics were made available early and presented on our supplementary information pages. Please see the 'Supplementary information requests' section below.

• Annual Statistics

This publication includes annual statistics for the 2020-21 reporting year. Included are the number of People in contact with services - April 2020 to March 2021, and the number of People in contact with services with a hospital provider spell - April 2020 to March 2021, with age group breakdowns for both counts. In addition, the number of children and young people accessing NHS funded community mental health services (MHS69) - April 2020 to March 2021 are published here. Further annual statistics will be published in the annual Mental Health Bulletin.

• Updates to measures

For details of new measures, or changes to existing measures, see the 'Notes on Measures' page.

Full details of any changes are also available in the associated Metadata file.


Key Facts

1.41 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of March

The majority of these (972,821) were in contact with adult services

317,845 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of March

161,463 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of March

404,552 new referrals were received and 2.20 million care contacts were attended, during March

20,494 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 14,800 people detained in hospital, at the end of March

2.80 million people were in contact with mental health services in 2020-21

Of these 828,461 were aged 18 or under

97,107 people in contact with mental health services were admitted to a mental health hospital in 2020-21

Of these 4,157 were aged 18 or under

420,504 children and young people were in contact with Mental Health Services (received at least two contacts) in 2020-21


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