As part of the Performance August 2023 publication, 12 new metrics have been added. Metrics MHS124 to MHS129 relate to longest waits for adults, whilst metrics MHS130 to MHS135 relate to longest waits for children and young people.
Full details are available in the Metadata file and Mental Health Services publication list.
Changing the submission windows for the Mental Health Services Data
To provide more timely statistics in the Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics publication series, from October 2023 activity, revised submission windows will be introduced to support a move to reporting performance data in the month following activity. Editions of the series from the December 2023 publication onwards will be affected by this change, however this edition of the series is unaffected.
From December each publication page will contain data relating to one month only. On December 14th 2023, September 2023 performance and October 2023 performance publications will be published. The September 2023 performance will contain all data relating to the reporting period in it.
For October 2023, this publication will not contain restraints data as the restraints data is being published in the second month following the activity. Therefore the October 2023 publication will have the restraints data added to it on January 11th 2024. On this day we will also publish November 2023 data, again omitting the restraints data initially with it being added in February 2024.
Consultation regarding removing metrics MHS92, MHS93 and MHS94
Following the release of the new CYP Outcomes metrics in the April 2023 Performance publication, NHS England are consulting users of these statistics to see if it is appropriate to remove the metrics MHS92 to MHS94. These metrics relate to people with a paired score whose referral has been open for at least 14 days. The new metrics remove the stipulation for the referral to be open for at least 14 days and as such it has been felt that these metrics are no longer needed. If users still use these metrics, please let us know via the Survey link on this page.