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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Performance July, Provisional August 2021

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Performance July, Provisional August 2021


Release of 'End of Year Final' data and other updates

Release of 'End of Year Final' 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.

'End of Year Final' versions of the main monthly csv files for each of the 5 months between April 2021 and August 2021 which reflect these revised 2021/22 MSWM submissions that occurred after 'Performance' monthly data had already been published are now available. 

The September 2021 publication was the final monthly report to be published using data collected under MHSDS version 4.1, and as such, contained 'End of Year Final' rather than 'Performance'  data when originally published.

'End of Year Final' versions of the 'Mental Health Act', 'Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder', 'Children and Young People and Perinatal' and 'Length of Stay metrics' CSV files have been released where applicable also.

An 'End of Year Final' version of the 'Restrictive Interventions' CSV file was released in July 2022.

The MHSDS Monthly: Performance and Provisional Access and Waiting Times Reference Tables excel files have not been reissued using 'End of Year Final' data.  However the underlying Access and Waiting Times measures are available as 'End of Year Final' data within the MHSDS Monthly: End of Year Final MHSDS Data CSV file.

The Provisional October, Provisional November 2021 publication was the first monthly report to be published using data collected under MHSDS version 5.  NHS Digital published 'End of Year Final' versions of the main monthly csv files for each of the 5 months between October 2021 and February 2022 in July 2022.

 

Integration of specific standalone CSV files into main monthly file

As of July 2021 Performance onwards, data relating to specific themes previously published in standalone CSV files, including:

  • Mental Health Act
  • Children and Young People and Perinatal
  • Length of Stay
  • New Early Intervention in Psychosis

has now been incorporated into the main monthly file, and as such no longer appear in standalone files.

Data relating to Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder has already been integrated into the main monthly file as of June 2021 Performance.

 

Decommissioning of legacy Restrictive Interventions csv files and interactive report.

As of July 2021 Performance, the legacy Restrictive Interventions csv files containing data on and associated interactive report on the Mental Health data hub have been decommissioned. 

These have been produced in parallel with four new Restrictive Interventions measures and a new interactive report for the past several months.  The legacy csv files and legacy interactive report have now been discontinued, and are replaced by the new standalone csv file and new interactive report.

Please see the 'Notes on measures' page for further information

 

 

31 March 2022 13:01 PM

Resolution of issue with MHSDS Monthly: Performance July 2021 Restrictive Interventions New CSV file

An issue was previously identified in the data contained within the Provider; Specialised Commissioning Service; Restrictive Intervention Type; Gender of the MHSDS Monthly: Performance July 2021 Restrictive Interventions New CSV file. As a result, this breakdown was temporarily removed from the file. The issue has now been resolved however, however rather than reinstate the breakdown in the Performance file, the Performance file has now been withdrawn altogether, and an 'End of Year Final' version of this file has now been made available instead. This includes the previously withdrawn breakdown. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

25 July 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 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 August 2021 monthly statistics were made available early and presented on our supplementary information pages.

• 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 Based on 'End of Year Final' data

  • At the end of July, there were 1,476,350 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,005,986) were in adult mental health services. There were 342,197 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 173,957 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 376,695 new referrals were received into services during July and 2,082,606 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,521 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of July, including 16,107 people detained in hospital.

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

  • At the end of July, there were 1,473,191 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,006,121) were in adult mental health services. There were 342,565 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 169,934 in learning disabilities and autism services.
  • 373,504 new referrals were received into services during July and 2,062,489 care contacts were attended.
  • 21,592 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of July, including 16,164 people detained in hospital.



Last edited: 22 July 2022 3:08 pm