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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics , Performance August, Provisional September 2021

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics , Performance August, Provisional September 2021


Reissue of the Performance August and Provisional September 2021 MHSDS Data Files

An issue has been identified with the subnational data presented for two measures:

  • ED86e - Proportion of referrals with eating disorders categorized as urgent cases entering treatment within one week in RP, aged 0-18
  • ED87e - Proportion of referrals with eating disorders categorized as routine cases entering treatment within four weeks in RP, aged 0-18

which appear in each of the following CSV files

  • MHSDS Monthly: Performance August 2021 MHSDS Data File
  • MHSDS Monthly: Provisional September 2021 MHSDS Data File

This issue has been fixed and each of the files have been reissued as version 2. The other measures in each file were unaffected.  NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

17 December 2021 12:00 PM

Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) Data Quality Issue

Some EIP measure values (mainly the ‘Not on EIP pathway’ measures) for Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (TAJ) are excessively high due to a data quality issue and do not reflect actual activity.  

As a result, certain EIP measure values at national level are also much higher than they otherwise would be. For example, for Aug-21 Performance, the national EIP32 and EIP63 measure values including TAJ are 13,457 and 4,647 respectively.  Excluding TAJ, the national EIP32 and EIP63 measure values are 8,447 and 3,692 respectively.

In December 2020, Black Country Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (TAJ) migrated to a new Electronic Patient Record. As a result of the implementation, (Suspected) First Episode Psychosis / At Risk Mental State within PRIMARY REASON FOR REFERRAL (MENTAL HEALTH) was made available to all teams within scope of the MHSDS, when it should have been restricted to teams qualified to provide treatment for FEP/ARMS. 

The system configuration has now been modified to reflect this. TAJ have also resubmitted April to September 2021 MHSDS data, though the first monthly MHSDS publication this revised data will feed into will be September 2021 Performance, due to be published on Thursday 9th December 2021.  It will also feed into ‘End of Year’ monthly CSV files containing finalised data for every month from April 2021 onwards, however TAJ data for each month from December 2020 to March 2021 inclusive will not be revised as the 2020/21 multiple submission window model deadline closed on Friday 21st May 2021.

11 November 2021 09:30 AM

Summary

This publication provides the timeliest 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 September 2021 monthly statistics were made available early and presented on our supplementary information pages.

• 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.


1.47 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of August

The majority of these (1,009,197) were in contact with adult services

331,912 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of August

172,838 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of August

326,896 new referrals were received, and 1.84 million care contacts were attended, during August

21,585 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 16,114 people detained in hospital, at the end of August




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