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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, Performance February, Provisional March 2022

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics, Performance February, Provisional March 2022


MHSDS version change

This is the fifth monthly release using data collected under MHSDS version 5.  Please refer to the January 2022 publication for an outline of the changes to the dataset introduced by the move to MHSDS version 5.  Full details of the changes to the dataset are available in the Technical Output Specification and the updated constructions for all measures in this publication are available in the metadata file.

12 May 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 nonsubmissions 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.

Updates to measures

For details of new measures recently introduced, or changes to existing measures, see the 'Notes on measures' page. There were no new measures released as part of this publication. Full details of any changes are also available in the associated Metadata file.

Key Facts

1.58 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of February

The majority of these (1,054,003) were in contact with adult services

374,646 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of February

196,008 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of February

367,594 new referrals were received, and 1.90 million care contacts were attended, during February

21,242 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 16,110 people detained in hospital, at the end of February




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