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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Performance February, Provisional March 2021

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Performance February, Provisional March 2021


Release of 'End of Year' data and other updates

Release of 'End of Year' 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.

Throughout summer 2021, NHS Digital intends to release 'End of Year' versions of the main monthly csv files for each of the 11 months between April 2020 and February 2021 which reflect these revised 2020/21 MSWM submissions that occurred after 'Performance' monthly data had already been published. 

'End of Year' data for 8 months within this range was released on 9 August 2021. Data for a further month (June 2020) was released on 23 August 2021, whilst data for the remaining 2 months in the range (April 2020 and May 2020) are expected to be released in September 2021.

'End of Year' versions of the 'Mental Health Act' and 'Restrictive Interventions' CSV files have been released where applicable also.

Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder measures update

Investigations into an issue with the Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder measures previously published within the MHSDS Monthly: Performance February 2021 Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Data File have now been completed.  This file was removed pending investigation, but as of this update, has now been reinstated, although as an 'End of Year' version. If you hold a previously downloaded 'Performance' version, we advise downloading the 'End of Year' version from the link below.  A revised version of the Provisional March 2021 data originally released has not been re-released as part of this February 2021 publication as it is now superseded by data published as part of the March 2021 publication. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

New Restrictive Interventions measures

As part of an improvement initiative, the two existing Restrictive Interventions measures (MHS76 and MHS77) were supplemented by four new measures (MHS96, MHS97, MHS98 and MHS99) from Performance April 2021 onwards and made available in a standalone 'Restrictive Interventions New' CSV File.  Further information is available here.  This CSV file has now been generated for historic monthly reporting periods for each month between September 2020 and March 2021.

9 August 2021 09:30 AM

Mental Health Act Update

An issue has been identified in this publication on 9 June 2021. This issue relates to the CCG breakdowns in the Provisional March 2021 Mental Health Act statistics CSV and, as such, the file has been removed. This file will not be republished as it is now superseded by the Final March 2021 Mental Health Act statistics CSV published on 10 June 2021. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused

9 June 2021 19:14 PM

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 March 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

Key Facts Based on 'End of Year' data

  • At the end of February, there were 1,378,410 people in contact with services; the majority of these (954,133) were in adult mental health services. There were 306,997 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 159,298 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 326,720 new referrals were received into services during February and 1,917,233 care contacts were attended.
  • 20,533 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of February, including 14,662 people detained in hospital.

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

  • At the end of February, there were 1,379,192 people in contact with services; the majority of these (960,754) were in adult mental health services. There were 305,802 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 156,038 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 325,862 new referrals were received into services during February and 1,917,910 care contacts were attended.
  • 20,569 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of February, including 14,757 people detained in hospital.




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