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

This statistical release makes available the most recent Monthly Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS): July 2014 (final data) and August 2014 (provisional data). Further analysis to support currencies and payment in adult and older people's mental health services was added to the publication of April 2014 (final data). These changes are described in the Methodological Change paper.

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.

This release also includes paper which announces changes to the MHMDS monthly report, following changes made to the dataset to include learning disability services.

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 the Care Cluster field will result in duplication.

Following publication of this release, on 28th October 2014 an issue was identified with the July Currency and Pricing file. Due to an error in our automated process, organisation names with commas were split across columns, resulting in figures being out of line of the appropriate column header for these organisations.

A corrected version of the July 2014 Currency and Pricing .csv was issued on 29th October and we apologise for any inconvenience caused.



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publication_date October 24, 2014