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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance April, Provisional May 2021

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance April, Provisional May 2021


Release of 'End of Year Final' data and other updates

Release of 'End of Year Final' data

From April 2020 onwards, NHS Digital has been implementing a multiple submission window model (MSWM) for MHSDS. This allows providers to retrospectively submit data for a specific reporting period once the initial provisional and performance submission windows have closed.  Please click on 'Multiple Submission Window Model' under 'Related Links' at the bottom of this page for further information.

'End of Year Final' versions of the main monthly csv files for each of the 5 months between April 2021 and August 2021 which reflect these revised 2021/22 MSWM submissions that occurred after 'Performance' monthly data had already been published are now available. 

The September 2021 publication was the final monthly report to be published using data collected under MHSDS version 4.1, and as such, contained 'End of Year Final' rather than 'Performance'  data when originally published.

'End of Year Final' versions of the 'Mental Health Act', 'Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder', 'Children and Young People and Perinatal' and 'Length of Stay metrics' CSV files have been released where applicable also.

An 'End of Year Final' version of the 'Restrictive Interventions' CSV file was released in July 2022.

The MHSDS Monthly: Performance and Provisional Access and Waiting Times Reference Tables excel files have not been reissued using 'End of Year Final' data.  However the underlying Access and Waiting Times measures are available as 'End of Year Final' data within the MHSDS Monthly: End of Year Final MHSDS Data CSV file.

The Provisional October, Provisional November 2021 publication was the first monthly report to be published using data collected under MHSDS version 5.  NHS Digital published 'End of Year Final' versions of the main monthly csv files for each of the 5 months between October 2021 and February 2022 in July 2022.

 

New measures available

Please note that since publication we have added new Children and Young Persons Access and Outcomes as well as new Perinatal measures. The Notes on Measures chapter has further details.

 

Correction

A suppression error has been identified in the “MHSDS Monthly: Performance April 2021 Restrictive Interventions New” csv data file for a limited number of records in metric MHS96 (Number of restraints per 1,000 occupied bed days).  As a result, this file has now been replaced in this publication with corrected suppression methodology. Please note this suppression error does not affect the New Restrictive Interventions Dashboard which accompanies the data file. The corrected file is indicated by a Version 2 (v2) suffix.  NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

 

MHS95 methodology update

Two updates to the methodology used to produce MHS95 (Number of Children and Young People aged under 18 supported through NHS funded mental health with at least one contact (12 month rolling)) have been made.

The first affects the 'CCG; Provider' breakdown and rectifies an issue which meant that not all relevant 'CCG; Provider' activity was being counted in the data originally released.

The second is a refinement to better record the activity undertaken in anonymous providers such as Kooth plc (previously known as XenZone Ltd).

Revised data for March, April and May 2021 using the new methodology is now available within v2 of the MHSDS Monthly Children and Young People and Perinatal CSV files.  Data for June 2021 onwards uses the new methodology.

A revised version of the Provisional May 2021 Children and Young People and Perinatal data originally released has not been released as part of this April 2021 publication as it is now superseded by data published as part of the May 2021 publication. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

 

 

 

27 May 2022 15:00 PM

Resolution of issue with MHSDS Monthly: Performance April 2021 Restrictive Interventions New CSV file

An issue was previously identified in the data contained within the Provider; Specialised Commissioning Service; Restrictive Intervention Type; Gender of the MHSDS Monthly: Performance April 2021 Restrictive Interventions New CSV file.  As a result, this breakdown was temporarily removed from the file.  The issue has now been resolved however, however rather than reinstate the breakdown in the Performance file, the Performance file has now been withdrawn altogether, and an 'End of Year Final' version of this file has now been made available instead.  This includes the previously withdrawn breakdown.  NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

25 July 2022 09:30 AM

Summary

This publication provides the most timely picture available of people using NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. These are experimental statistics which are undergoing development and evaluation. This information will be of use to people needing access to information quickly for operational decision making and other purposes. More detailed information on the quality and completeness of these statistics is made available later in our Mental Health Bulletin: Annual Report publication series.

• COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, the quality and coverage of some of our statistics has been affected, for example by an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We are also seeing some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being referred to hospital and more appointments being carried out via phone/telemedicine/email. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period.

• Early release of statistics

To support the ongoing COVID-19 work, Provisional May 2021 monthly statistics were made available early and presented on our supplementary information pages. Please see the 'Supplementary information requests' section below.

• Updates to measures

For details of new measures, or changes to existing measures, see the 'Notes on Measures' page.

Full details of any changes are also available in the associated Metadata file.


Key Facts Based on 'End of Year Final' data

  • At the end of April, there were 1,415,563 people in contact with services; the majority of these (970,793) were in adult mental health services. There were 321,818 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 166,126 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 366,596 new referrals were received into services during April and 2,054,182 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,438 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of April, including 15,917 people detained in hospital.

Key Facts Based on 'Performance' data (superseded by 'End of Year Final' statistics)

  • At the end of April, there were 1,418,135 people in contact with services; the majority of these (974,968) were in adult mental health services. There were 323,240 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 162,253 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 364,691 new referrals were received into services during April and 2,038,280 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,265 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of April, including 15,727 people detained in hospital.

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