Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) is a regular return of data generated by providers of adult secondary mental health services in the course of delivering services to patients. From Quarter 1 2011/12, the MHMDS will be processed using a new system. Full details of the methods used in processing can be found in the MHMDS Version 4 User Guidance and Appendices. Organisations that provide specialist mental health services currently make four quarterly MHMDS submissions.
It is planned with the change to support Payment by Results that trusts will submit on a monthly basis in the future.
The Quarter 1, April 2011 to June 2011, report is a Data Quality publication of the data that trusts have submitted. As such, it only covers two of the indicators in the NHS Performance Framework for Mental Health trusts.
For the first time, data from the Community Mental Health Activity collection is also being published.