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Routine Quarterly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) Reports - Final Q3 and provisional Q4 2012-2013, Summary statistics and related information

Other reports and statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Wales, England
Geographical Granularity:
Country, Mental Health Trusts, Strategic Health Authorities, Primary Care Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Primary Care Organisations, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Oct 2012 to 31 Mar 2013


The MHMDS is a regular return of data generated by providers of adult secondary mental health services in England, in the course of delivering services to patients. From Q1 2011/12 onwards, the MHMDS also includes data from Independent Sector Organisations and is processed using the new system. Full details of the methods used in processing can be found in the MHMDS Version 4 User Guidance and Appendices (see related links).

The MHMDS dataset is received by the HSCIC as record level anonymised data from patient administration systems, Care Programme Approach systems and Mental Health Act administration systems.

Changes to this publication


From April 2013, MHMDS will be collected and published on a monthly basis in order to support the implementation of Payment by Results. The scope of our routine MHMDS publication will change and we will be issuing a methodological change paper on the HSCIC website ( .

Key Facts

In MHMDS Q3 Final (October to December) and Q4 Provisional (January to March) 2012/13 data:


• 69 NHS funded providers submitted data for Q3, including 8 independent sector providers, and 68 NHS funded providers submitted data for Q4, including 8 independent sector providers.

• Experimental analysis suggests that in Q3 2012/13 73.5% of people considered in scope for PbR had been assigned to a Mental Health Cluster, the currency for mental health PbR.

• Further provider level experimental statistics are included in this release, including 7 day follow up and analysis of the consistency of information about uses of the Mental Health Act (1983).


In Community data for Q4 provisional data:


• The number of home treatment episodes year to date was 120,259;

• The number of assessments by Crisis Resolution team's year to date was 247,854;

• The number of patients receiving Home Treatment year to date was 98,280;

• The number of patients being treated by Early Intervention teams was 21,886 at the end of the quarter;

• The number of people receiving Assertive Outreach services was 19,843 at the end of the quarter.


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