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

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Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
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01 May 2014 to 30 Jun 2014


This statistical release makes available the most recent Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS): May 2014 (final data) and June 2014 (provisional data). Further analysis to support currencies and payment in adult and older people's mental health services was added to the publication of April 2014 (final data). These changes are described in the Methodological Change paper.


This information will be of particular interest to organisations involved in delivering secondary mental health care to adults and older people, as it presents timely information to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services. The MHMDS Monthly Report now includes the 10 nationally recommended quality and outcome indicators to support the implementation of currencies and payment in mental health.


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.


The Currency and Payment (CaP) measures can be found in a separate machine-readable data file and may also be accessed via an on-line interactive visualisation tool that supports benchmarking. This can be accessed through the related links at the bottom of the page.


Please note- The Currency and Pricing file is designed to be analysed by Care Cluster.  Each measure is shown by the 21 Care Clusters  and by an  'All' Care Cluster category, which gives the total for all Care Clusters.  Failure to analyse information by the Care Cluster field will result in duplication.

Key facts

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

  • 963,769 people were in contact with secondary mental health services and of these 23,646 were inpatients in a psychiatric hospital (2.5 per cent).
  • 16,352 people were subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 and of these 11,965 were detained in hospital (73.2 per cent) and 4,228 were subject to a CTO (25.9 per cent).
  • 59.5 per cent of people aged 18-69, who were being treated under the Care Programme Approach, were recorded as being in settled accommodation, while 6.9 per cent were recorded as being employed.

During May 2014

  • 63,573 new spells of care began.
  • There were 10,052 new admissions to hospital.
  • Of those who were discharged from hospital during the month, 76.0 per cent received a follow up within 7 days from the same provider. This is an important suicide prevention measure.

Mental health currencies and payment

  • 742,601 people were in scope for currencies and payment at the end of May 2014. Of these, 624,963 (84.2 per cent) were assigned to a care cluster.
  • There were 19,216 initial care cluster assignments during May 2014. Of these, 11,400 (59.3 per cent) met the red rules for that care cluster.
  • 647,110 care cluster episodes were assigned to people who were in scope for currencies and payment at the end of May 2014. Of these, 441,263 (68.2 per cent) were within the review period for that care cluster.

Between the start of April 2014 and the end of May 2014:

  • 1,079,077 people have had contact with secondary mental health services and of these 37,680 (3.5 per cent) had spent at least one night as an inpatient in a psychiatric hospital.


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Last edited: 11 April 2018 4:30 pm