Indicators

New referrals to NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services

This chart shows the number of new referrals per 100,000 population to NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services each month. The figures can be examined from a national perspective or CCG level. You can also compare data with up to three other areas.

 

Exploring the charts: Click in the box to compare data sets. The lines should be trending up over time as access to mental health services continues to expand.

Policy context

These data provide useful information about the number of people using NHS funded secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism services in England. Although not specifically aligned to a national standard, they provide a useful marker in monitoring NHS funding, performance and capacity of the system.

Notes: We have standardised the figures to take account of different population sizes between CCG areas using the most recent ONS population data. NHS Digital have classified this data as 'experimental' so should therefore be used with some caution.  

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