Organisations that provide specialist mental health services currently make four quarterly MHMDS submissions and one annual submission each year. The submission deadlines are approximately 6 weeks after the end of the quarter and some routine quarterly reports are published 6 to 8 weeks later (an annual report is published in November).
The Department of Health's NHS Performance Framework for non-FT mental health trusts was implemented in April 2010. These are the indicators in the framework that use Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) quarterly data. The indicator values for all organisations that submit MHMDS, including some independent sector organisations, are presented for information, but it should be noted that only non-FT mental health trusts are performance managed by the Department of Health (DH).
June 2011:Please note that the DH has announced amendments to the definitions for 2011/12 which will be implemented from Q1 2011/12.