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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Access and waiting times data tables: This release includes a report and associated CSV file based on final data for the period from 1 November to 31 January 2018, and a CSV file based on provisional data for the period 1 December to 28 February 2018. From the Final February, Provisional March 2018 edition of this publication series onwards provisional data will also be made available as a report. This is to allow for more timely operational decision making and monitoring. Provisional statistics must be used with caution as their coverage and completeness will be lower than those of Final statistics. Provisional statistics will be superseded by Final statistics in the following edition of this publication series. Also included in this release is a data file which reports final statistics for the number of children and young people receiving at least two contacts (including indirect contacts) and where their first contact occurs before their 18th birthday and their second contact occurs during the reporting period. From the Final February, Provisional March 2018 edition of this publication series onwards provisional data will also be made available within this CSV 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. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.