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Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) Reports, England - December 2013 and January 2014 summary statistics and related information

Official statistics, Other reports and statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Mental Health Trusts
Date Range:
01 Dec 2013 to 28 Feb 2014



This statistical release makes available the most recent Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) final monthly data (January 2014) along with final monthly data from December 2013.


We are publishing two months of data in this release so our future monthly releases would be more timely.

This publication series replaces the Routine Quarterly MHMDS Reports, last published for the period Q4 2012-13, reflecting the change in the frequency of submissions. Further information about these changes and format of the monthly release can be found through the Resource links.


This information will be of particular interest to organisations involved in delivering secondary mental health care for adults, as it presents timely information to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services. For patients, researchers, agencies and the wider public it aims to provide up to date information about the numbers of people using services, spending time in psychiatric hospitals and subject to the Mental Health Act (MHA). Some of these measures are currently experimental analysis.



This release of data shows that at the end of January 2014:

  • 954,558 people were in contact with secondary mental health services and of these 22,214 were inpatients in a psychiatric hospital (2.3 per cent).
  • 15,468 people were subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 and of these 10,908 were detained in hospital (70.5 per cent) and 4,403 were subject to a CTO (28.5 per cent).
  • 61.3 per cent of people aged 18-69, who were being treated under the Care Programme Approach, were recorded as being in settled accommodation, while 7.1 per cent were recorded as being employed.

During January 2014

  • 67,475 new spells of care began.
  • There were 10,422 new admissions to hospital.
  • Of those who were discharged from hospital during the month, 74.7 per cent received a follow up within 7 days from the same provider. This is an important suicide prevention measure.

Key facts for December 2013 are available through the December 2013 machine readable data set.


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