Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final June, Provisional July 2016
This release presents experimental statistics from the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS). This replaces the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dataset (MHLDDS). As well as analysis of waiting times this release includes elements of the reports that were previously included in monthly reports produced from final MHLDDS submissions. It also includes some new measures. New measures are noted in the accompanying metadata file.
The changes incorporate requirements in support of Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (CYP IAPT), elements of the Learning Disabilities Census (LDC) and elements of the Assuring Transformation (AT) Information Standard. Information provided in this release therefore covers mental health, learning disability and autism services for all ages (‘services’). From January 2016 the release includes information on people in children’s and young people’s mental health services, including CAMHS, for the first time. Learning disabilities and autism services have been included since September 2014.
The expansion in the scope of the dataset means that many of the basic measures in this release now cover a wider set of services. We have introduced service level breakdowns for some measures to provide new information to users, but also, importantly, to provide comparability with key measures that were part of the previous monthly release. Full details of the measures included in this publication can be found in the Further information about this publication section of the executive summary. Because of the scope of the changes to the dataset it will take time to re-introduce all possible measures that were previously part of the MHLDS Monthly Reports. Additional measures will be added to this report in the coming months.
Because the dataset is new these measures are currently experimental statistics. We will release the reports as experimental statistics until the characteristics of data flowed using the new data standard are understood.
- At the end June, there were 1,278,433 people in contact with services; the majority of these (1,116,695) were in adult mental health services.
- There were 117,706 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 66,255 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- During June 258,990 new referrals were received into services and 1,555,736 care contacts were attended.
16,769 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of June, including 11,592 people detained in hospital.
Adult mental health services
- Between 1 April and 30 June final data shows that 1,584 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis commenced treatment, of which 980 (61.9 per cent) waited two weeks or less
- 73.1 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of June who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for the last twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 7,088 open ward stays at the end of June in adult acute mental health inpatient care . Of these, for the patients for whom the distance travelled could be calculated, 283 were receiving care 50km or more away from their home postcode.
Children and young people in contact with mental health services
- Between 1 Apr and 30 June final data shows that 947 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 310,930 referrals active at any point during June for people aged under 19, of which 39,189 were new referrals and 34,787 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,227,750 people in contact with mental health services at the end of June, 235,189 (19.2 per cent) were aged under 19.
People with learning disabilities and/or autism
- There were 11,100 new referrals for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in June, with 125,625 open referrals at the end of the month.
- There were 2,945 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of June, of which 1,115 were in a secure setting.
- Of those people with LDA in hospital at the end of June, 1,370 were in hospital within 10km of their home, whereas 335 had travelled over 50km.