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).
An issue was identified and corrected in the Access and Waits / EIP code that derives CCG. This does not impact national figures, but the corrected code now more accurately assigns activity to CCGs, reducing activity in the Unknown CCG category. The correction has been applied to this publication and notifications will be made or changes applied to previously published figures as soon as possible.
A correction has been made to this publication on 07 May 2020. This amendment relates to the Data Quality VODIM files; the specific measures effected are listed in the Metadata file available in the below link. All listed measures have now been corrected. The provisional Data Quality VODIM file has been removed as it is now superseded by the Final data published in the following month. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers analysis was added to this publication 08 June 2020.
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.