To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many new referrals there were to NHS secondary mental health services in March and April (a) 2020 and (b) 2019.
This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.
12 June 2020
The information requested is shown in the following table.
Referrals to mental health services starting in reporting period1
Not yet available
Source: Mental Health Services Data Set, NHS Digital3
1 A person may have had more than one referral within any given period.
2 Data for April 2020 are still being collected and analysed.
3 Caution should be made when comparing data as the coverage of the Mental Health Services Data Set has increased with 266 providers submitting data in March 2020 compared to 171 providers in March 2019.