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Compulsorily Detained Psychiatric Patients

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 125967, tabled on 7 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of (a) people with learning disabilities and/or autism and (b) other people were held in locked mental health rehabilitation facilities in England in (i) 2018, (ii) 2019 and (iii) 2020.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

17 December 2020

The latest information available on the number of inpatients in England with a learning disability or autistic people by ward type is set out in the following table.

Inpatient setting

March 2018

% of patients

March 2019

% of patients

March 2020

% of patients

Secure forensic

1,155

49%

1,085

48%

985

47%

Acute learning disability

375

16%

345

15%

315

15%

Acute generic mental illness

230

10%

285

13%

285

14%

Forensic rehabilitation

115

5%

105

5%

110

5%

Complex care/rehabilitation

315

13%

280

12%

245

12%

Other specialist

60

2%

50

2%

45

2%

Other

115

5%

105

5%

115

5%

Source: Assuring Transformation Data, NHS Digital.

The data excludes revisions made by providers after the data was initially collated and the data between years is therefore not directly comparable.

The information relating to the proportion of other people in locked mental health rehabilitation facilities in England is not available in the format requested and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

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