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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

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.

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Decommissioning of legacy Restricive Interventions csv files and interactive report.

As of July 2021 Performance, the legacy Restricive 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

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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.

• 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

1.47 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of July

The majority of these (1,006,121) were in contact with adult services

342,565 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of July

169,934 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of July

373,504 new referrals were received, and 2.06 million care contacts were attended, during July

21,592 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 16,164 people detained in hospital, at the end of July

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