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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final August, Provisional September 2017Official statistics, Experimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 16 Nov 2017
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs)
- Date Range:
- 01 Jun 2017 to 30 Sep 2017
This release presents experimental statistics from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS). This replaces the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dataset (MHLDDS). As well as analysis of waiting times this release includes elements of the reports that were previously included in monthly reports produced from final MHLDDS submissions. It also includes new measures from the MHSDS.
The changes incorporate requirements in support of Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT), elements of the Learning Disabilities Census (LDC) and elements of the Assuring Transformation (AT) Information Standard. Information provided in this release therefore covers mental health, learning disability and autism services for all ages ('services'). From January 2016 the release includes information on people in children's and young people's mental health services, including CAMHS, for the first time. Learning disabilities and autism services have been included since September 2014.
Information on open referrals on an EIP pathway waiting for treatment in Tables 2a, 2b and 4 of the Access and Waiting Times Excel and CSV files (provisional and final) of this publication have been withdrawn. This is because the figures originally reported for previous reporting periods are incorrect. Revised figures are currently being produced and plans for their publication will be updated on or before 30 November 2017. NHS Digital apologises for the inconvenience caused.
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. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of August, there were 1,220,370 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,021,390 were in adult mental health services. There were 145,487 people in contact with children and young people's mental health services and 81,800 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- 261,857 new referrals were received into services during August and 1,534,297 care contacts were attended.
- 19,429 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of August, including 13,836 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 June and 31 August 3,187 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,071 (65.0 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
- 76.2 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of August who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 7,614 open ward stays at the end of July in adult acute mental health inpatient care, and 4,830 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services.
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 June and 31 August 2,207 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 338,143 referrals active at any point during August for people aged under 19, of which 36,069 were new referrals and 38,832 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,157,377 in contact with mental health services at the end of August, 249,971 (21.6 per cent) were aged under 19.
People with learning disabilities and/or autism
- There were 3,285 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of August of which 1,440 were in a secure setting.
- Of those people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of August, 950 (29 per cent) had been in hospital for over 2 years.
- Of those people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of August, 2,235 (68 per cent) were subject to the Mental Health Act.