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.
The Data Collection Board (DCB) has now approved the decommissioning of the interim collection of Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) waiting times information, known as NHS England Unify Collection within this publication. Waiting times for EIP for October 2019 activity onwards are now monitored using data from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).
From April 2020 onwards, NHS Digital has been implementing a multiple submission window model (MSWM) for MHSDS. This allows providers to retrospectively submit data for a specific reporting period once the initial provisional and performance submission windows have closed. For a limited time, providers were given the opportunity to submit revised monthly data for all months within 2019/20 using the MSWM.
As of January 2021, NHS Digital has now released revised 'End of Year' versions of the main monthly csv files for each month between April 2019 and February 2020 which reflect these revised 2019/20 MSWM submissions that occurred after 'Final' monthly data had already been published.
Both the 'Final' and 'End of Year' versions of the main monthly csv files are available to download under 'Resources'. The key facts corresponding to both versions are also presented below.
Key Facts based on 'End of Year' data
- At the end of November, there were 1,364,478 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,054,385) were in adult mental health services. There were 230,739 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 128,959 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- 328,194 new referrals were received into services during November and 1,844,358 care contacts were attended.
- 21,893 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of November, including 15,774 people detained in hospital.
Key Facts based on 'Final' data (superseded by 'End of Year' statistics)
- At the end of November, there were 1,378,553 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,066,156) were in adult mental health services. There were 236,061 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 125,324 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- 326,614 new referrals were received into services during November and 1,844,119 care contacts were attended.
- 22,028 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of November, including 15,778 people detained in hospital.
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