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Mental Health Services Data Set

About this information standard

The MHSDS is a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set which is delivering robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable person-based information for children, young people and adults who are in contact with Mental Health Services. As a secondary uses data set re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets to be extracted or derived from local information systems.

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales, and the other listed documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.

Current Release

Release date28/09/2017
Release numberAmd 82/2016
Release titleVersion 3.0
Key documents
Supporting documents
Further informationNHS Digital MHSDS web pages

Previous Release

Release date4/10/2016
Release numberAmd 31/2016
Release titleVersion 2.0
Key documents
Supporting documents

Further previous releases of this standard can be found on the SCCI0011 Mental Health Services Data Set archive page.

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