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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


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.

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.

 

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.

 

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.

31 March 2022 14:10 PM

Resolution of issue with MHSDS Monthly: Performance August 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 August 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 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.


Key Facts Based on 'End of Year Final' data

  • At the end of August, there were 1,470,014 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,007,858) were in adult mental health services. There were 330,470 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 176,590 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 327,746 new referrals were received into services during August and 1,856,138 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,609 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of August, including 16,130 people detained in hospital.

Key Facts Based on 'Performance' data (superseded by 'End of Year Final' statistics)

  • At the end of August, there were 1,469,187 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,009,197) were in adult mental health services. There were 331,912 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 172,838 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 326,896 new referrals were received into services during August and 1,844,778 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,585 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of August, including 16,114 people detained in hospital.



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