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Mental Health Services: Worcestershire

Question for Department of Health

UIN 51093, tabled on 31 October 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate he has made of the number of patients who have used mental health services in (a) Worcestershire and (b) Redditch in each of the last three years.

Answered on

7 November 2016

Information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table. This information includes people in contact with secondary mental health services. People in contact only with primary care mental health services are not included.

Number of people covered by National Health Service commissioners in Worcestershire using NHS funded secondary mental health services from 2012/13 to 2014/15

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

Worcestershire Primary Care Trust (PCT)

13,296

-

-

Redditch and Bromsgrove Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)

-

3,875

4,475

South Worcestershire CCG

-

7,435

8,585

Wyre Forest CCG

-

2,580

3,075

Source: NHS Digital Mental Health Minimum Dataset/Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Dataset

Notes:

  1. This information includes people in contact with secondary mental health services for adults between 2012/13 and 2013/14. In September 2014 the scope of the dataset expanded to include learning disabilities and autism services. Statistics for 2014/15 are therefore not directly comparable to previous years.
  2. Where people are recorded against more than one CCG during the year, they are only counted once for the CCG recording their highest level of care. Care spells with an admission are prioritised over care spells without an admission.
  3. '-' denotes data not available.
  4. In 2013/14, PCTs were replaced by CCGs. Worcestershire PCT was replaced by Redditch and Bromsgrove CCG, South Worcestershire CCG and Wyre Forest CCG. Hence the PCT figure is provided for 2012/13 and CCG figures for 2013/14 and 2014/15.
  5. Information for 2015/16 is not available. It will be published on 30 November 2016.
  6. Statistics are subject to suppression to avoid disclosure of information relating to identifiable individuals. In 2012/13, figures between 0 and 4 are suppressed and secondary suppression is applied where required. From 2013/14, figures between 0 and 4 are suppressed and all numbers are rounded to the nearest 5.
  7. Changes in volume between years might reflect either changes in service delivery or changes in data quality. Therefore, figures for any year may not be fully comparable with other years, particularly at provider level.