We have detected that you are using Internet Explorer to visit this website. Internet Explorer is now being phased out by Microsoft. As a result, NHS Digital no longer supports any version of Internet Explorer for our web-based products, as it involves considerable extra effort and expense, which cannot be justified from public funds. Some features on this site will not work. You should use a modern browser such as Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. If you have difficulty installing or accessing a different browser, contact your IT support team.
Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final September, Provisional October 2017Official statistics, Experimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 19 Dec 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 Jul 2017 to 31 Oct 2017
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.
This edition includes statistics produced for the Five Year Forward View (FYFV) for Mental Health Dashboard. These can be found in the Children and Young People's Mental Health Indicators Reference Tables and Adult Mental Health Services Selected NHS England Measures Reference Tables. This information has been previously made available on the NHS Digital Supplementary Information web page. The format of reporting of these statistics will be updated in future releases to improve clarity and accessibility. More information about the FYFV Dashboard can be found in the Related Links below.
Correction: The statistics relating to Children and Young People Mental Health Indicators were corrected on 9 February 2018. These statistics are meant to count people as accessing services in each financial year where they have received two care contacts. The statistics released originally incorrectly excluded people who accessed services in in a previous financial year. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.
Please note: MHSDS Monthly: Final July to September 2017 Children and Young People Mental Health Indicators Reference Tables has been updated with an additional note, and now includes the statistics for the number of people under the age of 18 being treated on adult wards. 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 September, there were 1,214,870 people in contact with services; the majority of these 1,015,165 were in adult mental health services. There were 146,393 people in contact with children and young people's mental health services and 82,042 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- 252,129 new referrals were received into services during September and 1,549,121 care contacts were attended.
- 19,643 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of September, including 14,124 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 July and 30 September 3,428 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 2,081 (60.7 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
- 76.6 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of September who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 7,669 open ward stays at the end of July in adult acute mental health inpatient care, and 5,285 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services.
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 July and 30 September 2,097 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 340,798 referrals active at any point during September for people aged under 19, of which 41,333 were new referrals and 35,599 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,152,017 in contact with mental health services at the end of September, 248,816 (21.6 per cent) were aged under 19.
People with learning disabilities and/or autism
- There were 3,235 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of September of which 1,530 were in a secure setting.
- Of those people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of September, 1,060 (33 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 September, 140 (four per cent) had a delayed discharge