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

23:49 October 25, 2014 - 09:30 May 20, 2014
Publication date: May 20, 2014
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Summary

On 24 June 2014 this page was edited and the National Statistics logo was removed. The HSCIC apologises for any confusion this may have caused.

This statistical release makes available the most recent Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) final monthly data (November 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 to 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 (MHA). Some of these measures are currently experimental analysis.

For this month's report we have added two new measures in the machine readable dataset - 16 year old bed days and 17 year old days. We've also added national, year to date figures on the number of people who had contact with secondary mental health services and the number of people who have spent at least one night as an inpatient in psychiatric hosptial to the executive summary.

In addition to the standard monthly outputs, this month's report includes a special feature focusing on our experimental analysis of uses of the Mental Health Act in adult mental health services from MHMDS

Key facts

This release of data shows that at the end of February 2014:
  • 963,520 people were in contact with secondary mental health services and of these 23,298 were inpatients in a psychiatric hospital (2.4 per cent).
  • 15,403 people were subject to the Mental Health Act 1983 and of these 10,985 were detained in hospital (71.3 per cent) and 4,282 were subject to a CTO (27.8 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 February 2014:
  • 60,986 new spells of care began.
  • There were 9,057 new admissions to hospital.
  • Of those who were discharged from hospital during the month, 74.3 per cent received a follow up within 7 days from the same provider. This is an important suicide prevention measure.
Between April 2013 and the end of February 2014:
  • 1,690,190 people have had contact with secondary mental health services and of these 99,467 (5.9 per cent) had spent at least one night as an inpatient in a psychiatric hospital.
Key facts from the special feature include that, in adult mental health services in 2012-13:
  • The rate of detention was 74.8 people per 100,000 of the population, or approximately one person in 1,300 people.
  • The rate of short term orders was 40.2 people per 100,000 of the population, or approximately one in 2,500 people.
  • The rate of detention was highest for the 75 and over age group at 99.0 people per 100,000 of the population, the highest for any adult age group.
  • The rate of short term orders was highest for the 25-34 year age group at 58.1 people per 100,000 of the population.
  • The rate of detention for people from the Black and Black British ethnic group, 250.3 people per 100,000 of the population, was around 3 times higher than for the White ethnic group (62.9 per 100,000 of the population).
  • 13.4 per cent of people who were subject to a detention were detained more than once in the year.
  • 16.8 per cent of people who were subject to a short term order had more than one short term order in the year.
  • There were wide variations in the use of short term orders and detentions across CCGs, although these rates are particularly susceptible to variations in the quality of locally submitted data.

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Coverage

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

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