Mental Health Services Monthly Statistics: Final November, Provisional December 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 of November, there were 1,162,068 people in contact with services; the majority of these (969,475) were in adult mental health services. There were 141,894 people in contact with children and young people’s mental health services and 74,413 in learning disabilities and autism services.
- During November, 261,695 new referrals were received into services and 1,632,989 care contacts were attended.
- 19,249 people were subject to the Mental Health Act at the end of November, including 14,100 people detained in hospital.
- Between 1 October and 31 December provisional data shows that 2,282 referrals with suspected first episode psychosis started treatment, of which 1,499 (65.7 per cent) waited two weeks or less.
- 83.4 per cent of people in contact with adult mental health services at the end of November who had been treated under the Care Programme Approach for the last twelve months received a review during that time.
- There were 7,274 open ward stays at the end of November in adult acute mental health inpatient care, and 5,283 open ward stays in specialised adult mental health services.
- Between 1 October and 31 December provisional data shows that 1,352 new referrals for people aged under 19 with eating disorder issues were received.
- There were 298,719 referrals active at any point during November for people aged under 19, of which 44,902 were new referrals and 37,503 people under 19 were discharged during the month.
- Of the 1,104,495 in contact with mental health services at the end of November, 225,313 (20.4 per cent) were aged under 19.
- There were 14,175 new referrals for people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in November, with 143,385 open referrals at the end of the month.
- There were 3,805 people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of November, of which 1,720 were in a secure setting.
- Of those people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum disorders in hospital at the end of November, 1,660 were in hospital within 10km of their home, whereas 405 had travelled over 50km.