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Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) Reports, England - Final August 2013 summary statistics and related information

05:59 April 25, 2014 - 09:30 December 03, 2013
Publication date: December 03, 2013
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This statistical release makes available the most recent Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) final monthly data (August 2013).   This publication series replaces the Routine Quarterly MHMDS Reports, last published for the period Q4 2012/13, reflecting the change in the frequency of submissions. Further information about these changes and format of the monthly release can be found through the Resource links.   This information will be of particular interest to organisations involved in delivering secondary mental health care for adults, as it presents timely information about caseload and activity that which can support discussions between providers and commissioners of services. 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. Some of these measures are currently experimental analysis.

Key facts

This release of data shows that at the end of August 2013:
  • 925,730 people were in contact with secondary mental health services, and of these 22,948 were inpatients
    in a psychiatric hospital (2.5 per cent).
  • 16,099 people were subject to the Mental Health Act 1983, and of these 11,772 were detained in hospital
    (73.1 per cent) and 4,147 were subject to a CTO (25.8 per cent).
  • 60.1 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 August 2013:
  • 61,162 new spells of care began.
  • There were 10,009 new admissions to hospital.
  • Of those who were discharged from hospital during the month, 75.5 per cent received a follow up within 7 days
    from the same provider. This is an important suicide prevention measure.



Date Range: August 01, 2013 to September 30, 2013
Geographical coverage:
Geographical granularity:
Mental Health Trusts
Independent Sector Health Care Providers
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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