The Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) was renamed Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set (MHLDDS) following an expansion in scope (from September 2014) to include people in contact with learning disability services for the first time.
This monthly statistical release makes available the most recent Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) data from April 2013 onwards. 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 which can be found in the related links below. These changes are described in the Methodological Change paper referenced below.
As well as providing timely data, it presents a wide range of information about care given to users of NHS-funded, secondary mental health services for adults and older people ('secondary mental health services') in England.
This information will be of particular interest to organisations involved in giving 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 ten 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.