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 nonsubmissions 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.
This publication includes annual statistics for the 2021-22 reporting year. Included are the number of People in contact with services - April 2021 to March 2022, and the number of People in contact with services with a hospital provider spell - April 2021 to March 2022, with age group breakdowns for both counts.
The number of children and young people accessing NHS funded community mental health services (MHS69) was included in previous versions of the MHSDS Annual Data File, but as of 2021-22, has been dropped. It is now superseded by the number of children and young people supported through NHS funded mental health with at least one contact (12 month rolling) (MHS95) which appears in the MHSDS Monthly Data File.
Further annual statistics will be published in the annual Mental Health Bulletin.
Updates to measures
For details of new measures recently introduced, or changes to existing measures, see the 'Notes on measures' page. There were no new measures released as part of this publication. Full details of any changes are also available in the associated Metadata file.