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Publication, Part of

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, Final October, Provisional November 2019

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Mental Health Trusts, Provider, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 Aug 2019 to 30 Nov 2019


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).

Key Facts

  • At the end of October, there were 1,368,380 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,061,032) were in adult mental health services. There were 230,974 people in contact with children and young people‚Äôs mental health services and 124,279 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 352,995 new referrals were received into services during October and 1,948,268 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,855 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of October, including 15,595 people detained in hospital.


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