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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final December 2017, Provisional January 2018

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Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 Oct 2017 to 31 Jan 2018

Summary

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 2.0 of the Mental Health Services Dataset (MHSDS).

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.

Included for the first time in this release are statistics related to mental health crisis response teams. For this release these measures can be found in the separate MHSDS Monthly: Final December 2017 Community Crisis Response Data File. Included in this file are the number of new urgent and emergency referrals to crisis response teams and the number of new urgent and emergency referrals to crisis response teams with a face to face contact within the month. Following this release these measures will be incorporated into the main monthly data file.

Learning disabilities and autism services have been included since September 2014. From May 2018 Learning disabilities and autism service specific statistics will move to its own monthly publication and, as such, be removed from this publication; further information will be available in future publications. If you have any feedback on these proposed changes please send these to enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk with 'MHSDS Monthly' in the subject.

The Mental Health Data Hub was launched In February 2018; the hub brings together information on mental health data into a single place and contains visualisations and time series of select data from within this publication. The hub is available here: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/data-tools-and-services/data-services/mental-health-data-hub.

Please note: MHSDS Monthly: Final October to December 2017 Mental Health Services Selected NHS England Measures Reference Tables has been updated with an additional note, no values have changed. A revised version of Bed days on adult wards for people aged 0-17 and Number of people aged 0-17 on adult wards is available on our supplementary information pages; this file adjusts the measures for known data quality issues to produce the most accurate information possible.

 

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.

Key Facts

Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services

  • At the end of December, there were 1,219,194 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,004,402 were in adult mental health services. There were 164,571 people in contact with children and young people's mental health services and 85,291 in learning disabilities and autism services .
  • 234,851 new referrals were received into services during December and 1,420,269 care contacts were attended.
  • 20,771 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of December, including 15,162 people detained in hospital.

Adult mental health services

  • Between 1 October and 31 December 3,306 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,163 (65.4 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
  • 79.6 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of December who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
  • There were 7,959 open ward stays at the end of December in adult acute mental health inpatient care , and 5,350 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services . 

Children and young people in contact with mental health services

  • Between 1 October and 31 December 2,436 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
  • There were 359,782 referrals active at any point during December for people aged under 19, of which 43,197 were new referrals and 36,241 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
  • Of the 1,155,982 in contact with mental health services at the end of December, 263,114 (22.8 per cent ) were aged under 19.

People with learning disabilities and/or autism

  • There were 3,130 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of December of which 1,405 were in a secure setting.
  • Of those people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of December, 1,010 (32 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 December, 155 (5 per cent) had a delayed discharge.

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Last edited: 10 September 2018 9:05 am