Mental Health Services: Kent

Health written question – answered on 11th July 2012.

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Photo of Michael Fallon Michael Fallon Deputy Chair, Conservative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Health

(1) how many people in Sevenoaks constituency are receiving treatment for mental health conditions;

(2) what the (a) mean and (b) median ages are of people receiving mental healthcare treatment in Sevenoaks constituency.

Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow The Minister of State, Department of Health

The information is not available in the format requested. Such information as is available is in the following table.

Number of people using adult and elderly secondary mental health services by age in 2010-11 for Sevenoaks constituency
Age group Number
Under 18 55
18-35 569
36-64 880
65 and over 925
Total number of people 2,429
Notes: 1. Data for 2010-11 is the most up-to-date available. 2. The MHMDS only covers adults using secondary mental health services and is therefore only a subset of those people being treated for mental health illnesses. 3. The MHMDS does not contain the range required to provide a mean and median age of people receiving mental healthcare treatment. Instead, the above table shows data by age grouping. 4. The MHMDS is a record level dataset covering mainly specialist NHS mental health services for working age adults and people over the age of 65. Some (but not all) independent service providers who provide services on behalf of the NHS are also included. The MHMDS includes information from medium secure services but does not include information from the three high security hospitals. 5. The quality of MHMDS data has been improving over time in general and with respect to key items and trust level data quality reports. Improvement in the completeness of recording all the activity which should be included in MHMDS is less easy to measure, as the MHMDS records the packages of care received by individuals and these vary widely. Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) 2010-11 annual returns.

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