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).
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Please note, the Quarter 4 Children and Young People Receiving Second Contact With Services measure was not included in the June 2018 publication. A validation of this data was undertaken and statistics for the full 2017-18 financial year are published here. This file can be found below as the "Number of children and young people accessing NHS funded community mental health services in England - April 2017 to March 2018".
A correction was made to this publication at 10:00am on 12 July 2018. This correction replaced an older version of the Excel data file Number of children and young people accessing NHS funded community mental health services in England - April 2017 to March 2018 that was displayed in error. The update specifically relates to statistics for the England total, Frimley Health STP, NHS Slough CCG, NHS Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG figure reported in Table 1 of this file.
A correction has been made to this publication on 10 September 2018. This amendment relates to statistics in the monthly CSV data file; the specific measures effected are listed in the “Corrected Measures” CSV. All listed measures have now been corrected.
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Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of April, there were 1,256,902 people in contact with services; the majority of these 988,990 were in adult mental health services. There were 218,871 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 89,806 in learning disabilities and autism services .
- 272,666 new referrals were received into services during April and 1,545,396 care contacts were attended.
- 19,878 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of April, including 14,188 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 February and 30 April 3,250 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,046 (63.0 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
- 76.4 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of April who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 7,551 open ward stays at the end of April in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 5,040 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 February and 30 April 2,703 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 389,727 referrals active at any point during April for people aged under 19, of which 47,910 were new referrals and 42,455 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,191,102 in contact with mental health services at the end of April, 283,521 (23.8 per cent ) were aged under 19.
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