Health and Social Care Information for Mental Health

Health and Social Care Information for Mental HealthThe Health and Social Care Information Centre website www.hscic.gov.uk/mentalhealth provides access to data and information about mental health services.

In 2010/11 over 1.25 million adults accessed NHS services for severe or enduring mental health problems.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre helps the NHS to:

  • monitor and plan mental health services effectively
  • investigate the impact and coverage of mental health services at a local level
  • inform groups of people from clinicians to the public.

Data is available at the Health and Social Care Information Centre on:

  • Mental health admissions and emergency admissions – neurosis, psychosis, dementia
  • Reported prevalence: neurosis, psychosis, dementia
  • Depression severity assessment at outset and follow-up
  • Patient experience of community mental health services
  • Comprehensive care plan
  • Employment
  • Excess mortality
  • QOF – Patients with psychosis with a health promotion review recorded in preceding 15 months
  • Screening for depression in patients with diabetes and/or coronary heart disease
  • QOF – psychosis register, dementia register
  • Number of claimants/beneficiaries of incapacity benefit/allowance
  • General Health Questionnaire GHQ12 score
  • QOF – significant event review (suicide)
  • Estimated diagnosis rate for people with dementia
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
  • Mental Health Minimum Dataset – routine service data

Statistical publications