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

This statistical release makes available the most recent Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS): August 2014 (final data).

The MHMDS was renamed the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set (MHLDDS) following an expansion in scope on the 1st September 2014 to include people in contact with learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder services.

As a result of this change, this will be the final monthly publication from the MHMDS. Therefore the next monthly mental health publication will be from the MHLDDS, published on 22nd January 2015, covering September and October 2014 final data and provisional November 2014 data.

There will be no release in December, whilst changes are made to systems for uploading, processing and analysis of the underlying data.

Further information about these changes and the impact on this monthly publication can be found in the Announcement of Change paper in the Resources section below.

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.

Please note - The Currency and Payment file is designed to be analysed by Care Cluster.  Each measure is shown by the 21 Care Clusters and by an 'All' Care Cluster category, which gives the total for all Care Clusters.  Failure to analyse information by this Care Cluster field will result in duplication.



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publication_date November 21, 2014