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.
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-tools-and-services/services/mental-health-data-hub.
Included in this months publication is a further exploratory perinatal report. This exploratory analysis is an analysis of women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers between January 2017 and December 2017.
Please note, the Quarter 4 Children and Young People Receiving Second Contact With Services measure will not be included in the June 2018 publication. A validation of this data is currently underway; we expect statistics for the full 2017/18 financial year to be published in the July 2018 publication.
MHSDS Monthly: Final January to March 2018 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.
Mental health, learning disabilities and autism services
- At the end of March, there were 1,254,365 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,012,781 were in adult mental health services.
- There were 195,271 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 85,395 in learning disabilities and autism services .
- 280,613 new referrals were received into services during March and 1,705,404 care contacts were attended.
- 20,961 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of March, including 15,440 people detained in hospital.
- In the year between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 there were 2,510,745 people in contact with services.
- Of these; 573,270 were aged 18 years or less , 1,319,514 were aged between 19 and 64, and 616,796 were aged 65 years or more.
- Of the people in contact with services between 1 April 2017 and 31 March 2018 103,952 had an inpatient spell.
- Of these; 4,714 were aged 18 years or less , 78,883 were aged between 19 and 64, and 20,284 were aged 65 years or more.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 January and 31 March 3,484 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,148 (61.7 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
- 77.8 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of March who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 8,343 open ward stays at the end of March in adult acute mental health inpatient care, and 5,722 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services .
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 January and 31 March 2,721 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 389,004 referrals active at any point during March for people aged under 19, of which 56,127 were new referrals and 41,559 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,191,779 in contact with mental health services at the end of March, 284,599 (23.9 per cent ) were aged under 19.
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