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.