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Publication, Part of

Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance January, Provisional February 2021

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Councils with Adult Social Services Responsibilities (CASSRs), Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Provider, Mental Health Trusts, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, NHS Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Country
Date Range:
01 Nov 2020 to 28 Feb 2021

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

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

Image for infographic 306,087 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of January
306,087 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of January
Image for infographic 156,064 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of January
156,064 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of January
Image for infographic 317,900 new referrals were received and 1.96 million care contacts were attended, during January
317,900 new referrals were received and 1.96 million care contacts were attended, during January
Image for infographic 20,560 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 14,496 people detained in hospital, at the end of January
20,560 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 14,496 people detained in hospital, at the end of January

Resources

Supplementary information requests

Related Links

Last edited: 15 April 2021 10:35 am