This statistical release makes available the most recent Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) final monthly data (November 2013).
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.
In addition to the standard monthly outputs, this month's report includes a special feature focusing on people under the age of 18 on adult wards.