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Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) Reports, England - April 2014 summary statistics and related information

15:44 September 23, 2017 - 09:30 July 29, 2014
Publication date: July 29, 2014
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This statistical release makes available the most recent Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS): April 2014 (final data) and May 2014 (provisional data). Further analysis to support currencies and payment in adult and older people's mental health services was added to the publication of April 2014 (final data). These changes are described in the Methodological Change paper.

This information will be of particular interest to organisations involved in delivering secondary mental health care to adults and older people, as it presents timely information to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services. The MHMDS Monthly Report now includes the 10 nationally recommended quality and outcome indicators to support the implementation of currencies and payment in mental health.

For patients, researchers, agencies, and the wider public it aims to provide up to date information about the numbers of people using services, spending time in psychiatric hospitals and subject to the Mental Health Act (MHA). Some of these measures are currently experimental analysis.

The Currency and Payment (CaP) measures can be found in a separate machine-readable data file and may also be accessed via an on-line interactive visualisation tool that supports benchmarking. This can be accessed through the related links at the bottom of the page.

Key facts

This release of data shows that at the end of April 2014:
  • 961,289 people were in contact with secondary mental health services and of these 23,350 were inpatients in a psychiatric hospital (2.4 per cent).
  • 15,943 people were subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 and of these 11,510 were detained in hospital (72.2 per cent) and 4,263 were subject to a CTO (26.7 per cent).
  • 59.6 per cent of people aged 18-69, who were being treated under the Care Programme Approach, were recorded as being in settled accommodation, while 6.9 per cent were recorded as being employed.
During April 2014:
  • 60,518 new spells of care began.
  • There were 9,813 new admissions to hospital.
  • Of those who were discharged from hospital during the month, 76.4 per cent received a follow up within 7 days from the same provider. This is an important suicide prevention measure.
Mental health currencies and payment:
  • 740,743 people were in scope for currencies and payment at the end of April 2014. Of these, 624,922 (84.4 per cent) were assigned to a care cluster.
  • There were 19,201 initial care cluster assignments during April 2014. Of these, 11,292 (58.8 per cent) met the red rules for that care cluster.
  • 646,133 care cluster episodes were assigned to people who were in scope for currencies and payment at the end of April 2014. Of these, 443,286 (68.6 per cent) were within the review period for that care cluster.
Between the start of April 2014 and the end of April 2014:
  • 994,247 people have had contact with secondary mental health services and of these 29,607 (3.0 per cent) had spent at least one night as an inpatient in a psychiatric hospital.



Date Range: April 01, 2014 to May 31, 2014
Geographical coverage:
Geographical granularity:
Mental Health Trusts
Independent Sector Health Care Providers
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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