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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final July, Provisional August 2017Official statistics, Experimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 19 Oct 2017
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Clinical Commissioning Groups, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Provider, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Country
- Date Range:
- 01 May 2017 to 31 Aug 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.
This edition includes further exploratory analysis of women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers between October 2016 and March 2017.
A new measure has been included in this edition showing the number of referrals for people aged 18 or under who have had a Current View outcomes assessment recorded. This is shown in a separate data file in this edition, and will be incorporated into the Children and Young People MH Monthly Data File in future editions.
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.
Submissions for July 2017 were received from 101 service providers.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of July, there were 1,226,786 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,022,801 were in adult mental health services. There were 148,952 people in contact with children and young people's mental health services and 84,122 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- 271,300 new referrals were received into services during July and 1,590,586 care contacts were attended.
- 19,245 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of July, including 13,768 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 May and 31 July 3,764 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,193 (58.3 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
- 76.3 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of July who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 7,472 open ward stays at the end of July in adult acute mental health inpatient care, and 4,257 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services.
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 May and 31 July 2,315 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 352,700 referrals active at any point during July for people aged under 19, of which 46,580 were new referrals and 40,418 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,161,842 in contact with mental health services at the end of July, 254,221 (21.9 per cent) were aged under 19.
People with learning disabilities and/or autism
- There were 3,440 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of July of which 1,500 were in a secure setting.
- Of those people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of July, 1,090 (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 July, 2,385 (69 per cent) were subject to the Mental Health Act.