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MHSDS webinar: How to submit data on Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) to MHSDS

The Five Year Forward View for Mental Health called for a data and transparency revolution and The NHS Long Term Plan is underpinned by the need for good quality data. Ensuring that Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) returns are comprehensive and of good quality is essential in order to monitor progress against commitments across mental health pathways and understand provision of treatment and outcomes.

Delayed Transfers of Care (DToC) for mental health, learning disability and autism patients need to be submitted via the MHSDS. A DToC occurs when a clinical decision has been made that the patient is ready to go home or to lower levels of care but is still occupying a bed.

The MHSDS is the chosen mechanism for the long-term collection of these data, however these delays are currently incorporated into the monthly Situation Report (MSitDT) published by NHS England. In the future DToC for mental health, learning disability and autism will be published from MHSDS only.

This webinar is designed to help providers understand what information needs to be submitted to MHSDS for data quality in this area to improve.


To help us ensure this webinar is of most use to you, please send any questions you would like addressing during the meeting to by Friday 18 October 2019.

To book onto this webinar please follow the booking link.

We are setting up regular monthly webinars about mental health data aimed at providers, commissioner, system suppliers. Details about future webinars will be made available via the Mental Health monthly information update newsletter. Subscribe to our newsletter.

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