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Mental health reports go monthly

September 3, 2013: The Health and Social Care Information Centre has moved one of its important mental health reports to a monthly publication schedule.

The Mental Health Minimum Data Set reports provide information about mental health services provided in hospitals, outpatient clinics and community settings and were previously published quarterly.

The new report will provide more timely data and a wider range of information, including monthly monitoring of the number people subject to the Mental Health Act, which includes people detained or under a Community Treatment Order.

The new reports will provide providers and commissioners with improved information about both caseload and activity, enabling them to assess and compare the quality of care and plan future services.

The report, which covers April and May 2013, can be found here: www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/mhmdsapr13


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1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 130 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.

2. For media enquiries about HSCIC please contact the press office on 0845 257 6990 or media@hscic.gov.uk

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