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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance June, Provisional July 2021

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics Performance June, Provisional July 2021

MHS95 methodology update

Two updates to the methodology used to produce MHS95 (Number of Children and Young People aged under 18 supported through NHS funded mental health with at least one contact (12 month rolling)) have been made.  The first affects the 'CCG; Provider' breakdown and rectifies an issue which meant that not all relevant 'CCG; Provider' activity was being counted in the data originally released.  The second is a refinement to better record the activity undertaken in anonymous providers such as Kooth plc (previously known as XenZone Ltd).

Revised data for March, April and May 2021 using the new methodology is now available within the relevant publication as v2 of the MHSDS Monthly Children and Young People and Perinatal CSV files.  Data for June 2021 onwards uses the new methodology.

NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

9 September 2021 09:30 AM

Children and Young People Eating Disorder (CYP ED) metrics (ED85 to ED90)

From this publication onwards the CYP Eating Disorder metrics ED85 to ED90 (and their breakdowns) have been incorporated into the main monthly file and no longer appear as a standalone file in the publication.

Also to note: investigations into an issue with the Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder measures previously published within the MHSDS Monthly: Performance January and February 2021 Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Data File have now been completed.  These files were removed pending investigation but now been reinstated, although as an 'End of Year' version. If you hold a previously downloaded 'Performance' version, we advise downloading the 'End of Year' version.  Revised versions of the Provisional February and March 2021 data originally released has not been re-released as they have now been superseded by data published as part of the January and February 2021 publication.

9 September 2021 09:30 AM

New measures

These new measures have been released from Performance June 2021 data onwards:

Length of Stay (MHS100 to MHS105)

Twelve length of stay measures were added that relate to people being discharged from adult acute and older adult acute beds as well as those being discharged aged 0 to 17. These metrics also include a rate of people discharged per 100,000 at CCG level.  These measures are currently available for Performance data only.

Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP68 to EIP69)

Three Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) measures were added that relate to EIP caseload and how many of these have NICE concordant SNOMED codes or any other SNOMED codes associated with their referral. These metrics use NHSE methodology.

Perinatal (PMH23b to PMH36a)

Fourteen Perinatal measures have been added that provide further analysis of women in contact with mental health services who are new or expectant mothers. These measures look in more detail at mothers accessing services between their antenatal booking appointment and 24 months. The analysis also looks at those accessing services between 12 and 24 months post pregnancy for the first time. This includes those who are either new to services or continuing with services. Addition breakdowns now include by Indices of Multiple Deprivation (IMD)

9 September 2021 09:30 AM

Reissue of the Women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers files

An issue had been identified with the CCG breakdowns contained within the two files relating to Women in contact with mental health services who were new or expectant mothers. This issue has been fixed and the files have been reissued. The other measures and breakdowns in the file are unaffected. 

10 September 2021 12:00 PM


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 July 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

1.46 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of June

The majority of these (1,001,260) were in contact with adult services

340,694 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of June

168,311 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of June

392,703 new referrals were received, and 2.1 million care contacts were attended, during June

21,381 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 15,917 people detained in hospital, at the end of June


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