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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance January, Provisional February 2021

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance January, Provisional February 2021


Children and Young People with Eating Disorders Update

An issue has been identified in this publication on 13 May 2021. This issue relates to the Children and Young People with Eating Disorders CSV files and, as such, the files have been removed during the investigation. These files will be made available as soon as the investigation has been resolved. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

11 May 2021 16:25 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 February 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

1.38 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of January

The majority of these (958,791) were in contact with adult services

306,087 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of January

156,064 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of January

317,900 new referrals were received and 1.96 million care contacts were attended, during January

20,560 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 14,496 people detained in hospital, at the end of January





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