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30 November 2021: Mental Health Services Data Set v5.0 - Data quality webinar


As you will probably already know, the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) will change from version 4.1 to version 5.0 from the December submission onwards. 

NHS Digital is currently assuring the new MHSDS v5.0 landing platform in preparation for go-live. Unfortunately, due to delays in development of the new version, we are now projecting that the assurance work will not be fully completed before the platform is due to start receiving submissions on 1 December 2021. However, NHS Digital is vigilantly working to minimise the impact of this delay and we expect to have a clearer picture of the assurance status closer to the go-live date. 

This webinar will outline the current position on the validation assurance work, as well as giving providers guidance on how to make best use of the data quality reports. It will also give participants the opportunity to ask questions concerning the possible issues that providers might experience. 

Webinar administration

If you do have any questions ahead of the webinar please send these onto us and we will try to answer as many questions as we can during the session. We would also encourage you to use of the chat function during the webinar.

Questions ahead of the session can be sent to our mailbox at: 

The webinar will be conducted via Microsoft Teams. You do not need to have a Microsoft Teams account to join, however you may wish to check in advance that your web browser supports the online version if you do not have the application. 

If you would like to join this webinar and are not already in receipt of the meeting link, please e-mail for joining details. Please state 'Mental Health Services Data Set v5.0 - Data quality webinar' in the subject title. 

Please join the webinar at least five minutes prior to the start to ensure you are connected and ready for the start of the call – the webinar will start promptly at the start time given. 

You can find out more information joining a meeting in Microsoft Teams.

To make this webinar available to as many people as possible, we recorded the webinar. Please also see the Resources section below to download the webinar presentation slides. 

Webinar recording

View a recording of the MHSDS v5 Data quality webinar (opens in Vimeo).