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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Final September, Provisional October 2018
Official statistics, Experimental statistics
13 Dec 2018
Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Clinical Commissioning Groups, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers
01 Oct 2017 to 31 Oct 2018
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 September 2018 and provisional statistics for October 2018.
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.
Also included this month is the regular quarterly data release of perinatal mental health. This analysis is an analysis of women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers between October 2017 and September 2018.
Please note: 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 September, there were 1,280,488 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,007,207 were in adult mental health services. There were 218,764 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 96,916 in learning disabilities and autism services .
273,938 new referrals were received into services during September and 1,606,384 care contacts were attended.
20,958 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of September, including 15,402 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
Between 1 July and 30 September 3,327 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,122 (63.8%) waited two weeks or less.
76.6% of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of September who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
There were 9,572 open ward stays at the end of September in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 6,023 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
Between 1 July and 30 September 2,545 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
There were 392,502 referrals active at any point during September for people aged under 19, of which 48,043 were new referrals and 39,453 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
Of the 1,209,715 in contact with mental health services at the end of September, 286,221 (23.7% ) were aged under 19.