The Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) contains record level data about NHS services delivered to over a million people with severe and enduring mental health problems each year between 2003 and 2011.
This website accompanies the Mental Health Bulletin publication and provides trust-level breakdowns for the national statistics presented in the Bulletin.These are shown in as graphics with year on year comparisons.
One of the main purposes of this web site is to enable provider trusts to review and improve their MHMDS data as part of a wider programme of work to develop mental health data that is fit for a range of management and planning purposes. NHS commissioners are encouraged to discuss the trust-level results with their providers.
The statistics are presented as eight separate reports. All England and individual organisation-level figures are provided for each report and, for the organisation-level statistics, the underlying data tables are available to download from the each screen.
Example of the output charts for the report, 'Outpatient and community activity', for an individual provider:
The chart shows the number of community contacts for multiple years for an individual provider. The results are presented in two ways:
- one set of charts presents a count of contacts by different staff groups
- the second shows each staff group as a percentage of all contacts and compares the results to the all England average.
The results for NHS commissioners show an additional comparison with the average for all the selected commissioner's ONS peer group.
As well as viewing the results for each report at organisation-level, you can see the all England statistics (all NHS mental health providers in England) for each report.
Each set of charts for a specific organisation can be downloaded as an Excel spreadsheet.
This site aims to answer, in some cases for the first time, the following:
- the number of people using NHS mental health services
- the rate of access to NHS mental health services by 100,000 population
- the number of people detained in hospital
- the number of people on the Care Programme Approach (CPA)
- information about how long people spend in hospital
- information about the number of beds, patient admissions and discharges
- number of contacts with different professional staff groups
- information about types of clinical teams coordinating patient care
The site does not cover the services for people with common mental health problems that are provided in primary care, for example through GP surgeries. Nor can it tell you about specialist mental health services delivered by independent hospitals or through specialist services for children and adolescents.
Information about the prevalence of mental disorders can be found in Adult Psychiatric Morbidity in England, 2007: results of a household survey at: www.ic.nhs.uk/pubs/psychiatricmorbidity07.