Mental Health Services: Children and Young People

Department of Health written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Sadiq Khan Sadiq Khan Labour, Tooting

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many (a) children and (b) adolescent patients in (i) England and (ii) London were admitted to mental health hospitals outside of their home local authority area in each of the last five years.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt The Minister of State, Department of Health

A finished admission episode (FAE) is the first period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FAEs are counted against the year or month in which the admission episode finishes. Admissions do not represent the number of patients, as a person may have more than one admission within the period.

The Healthcare and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is able to provide data based on clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and Area Teams (AT) in England but not by local authority area. The table below shows the number of FAEs to a Mental Health and Learning Disability Trust outside of (a) CCG and (b) AT of Residence, for patients aged 0-15 and 16-18 in England and resident in London for years 2010-11 to 2014-15.

FAEs outside CCG of residence

FAEs outside AT of residence

Year

Age

England

London

Residents

England

London

Residents

2010-11

0-15

2,392

172

294

3

16-18

2,187

349

589

18

2011-12

0-15

2,471

190

372

1

16-18

2,223

336

571

20

2012-13

0-15

2,246

186

412

1

16-18

2,039

323

626

16

2013-14

0-15

2,247

191

365

4

16-18

2,275

415

633

15

2014-15

0-15

2,184

154

378

2

16-18

2,183

419

601

17

Figures for England are total figures including those for London residents

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