Compulsorily Detained Mental Patients

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Alex Sobel Alex Sobel Labour/Co-operative, Leeds North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act 2007 in (a) Yorkshire and the Humber and (b) England in each year since 2009.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Number of detentions under the Mental Health Act (MHA) 1983, England and National Health Service facilities within Yorkshire and the Humber area, 2009-10 to 2016-17.

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

England

46,600

46,348

48,631

50,408

53,176

58,399

63,622

45,864

Yorkshire and the Humber

3,690

3,560

3,425

3,425

3,805

4,710

4,980

4,250

Source: KP90 (2009/10 to 2015/16), Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)/MHA Acute (2016/17) - NHS Digital

Notes:

For Yorkshire and the Humber, figures are given for NHS facilities only and excludes detentions in independent sector providers (ISP). This is because many large ISPs submit data at organisational level, and it is not possible to apportion detentions to a particular geographical area for these providers.

From 2016/17 the way these statistics are sourced and produced has changed. As a result 2016/17 figures are not directly comparable to previous years. Further information on the MHSDS data collection is available at the following link:

https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/statistical/mental-health-act-statistics-annual-figures/mental-health-act-statistics-annual-figures-2016-17-experimental-statistics

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