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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Performance May, Provisional June 2021

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics - Performance May, Provisional June 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 v2 of the MHSDS Monthly Children and Young People and Perinatal CSV files.  Data for June 2021 onwards uses the new methodology.

A revised version of the Provisional June 2021 Children and Young People and Perinatal data originally released has not been released as part of this May 2021 publication as it is now superseded by data published as part of the June 2021 publication. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

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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 June 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.

1.45 million people were in contact with mental health services, at the end of May

The majority of these (985,974) were in contact with adult services

337,426 people were in contact with children and young people’s mental health services, at the end of May

165,673 people were in contact with learning disabilities and autism services, at the end of May

385,430 new referrals were received and 2.04 million care contacts were attended, during May

21,923 people were subject to the Mental Health Act, including 16,398 people detained in hospital, at the end of May


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