Press release

Statistical press notice: Mental Health Community Teams Activity data, 2010-11 and 2011-12 Q1

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Quarterly Mental Health Community Teams Activity data for 2010-11 and 2011-12 Quarter 1.

The main findings were:

2010-11

  • During 2010-11 10,311 new cases of psychosis were served by Early Intervention (EI) teams.
  • In 2010-11 97.2% of patients under adult mental illness specialties on Care Programme Approach (CPA) were followed up within 7 days of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care.
  • In 2010-11 97.4% of admissions to psychiatric inpatient wards were gate kept by Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams.

2011-12 Quarter 1

  • In Quarter 1 of 2011-12 2,667 new cases of psychosis were served by EI teams.
  • In Quarter 1 of 2011-12 96.6% of patients under adult mental illness specialties on CPA were followed up within 7 days of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care.
  • In Quarter 1 of 2011-12 97.1% of admissions to psychiatric inpatient wards were gate kept by CRHT teams.

Link to detailed reports of the mental health community teams activity data with information by provider and commissioner.

Early Intervention teams engage with people with a first episode of psychosis over a three-year period. The plan is to engage with 7,500 new people yearly and treat them over a period of up to three years.

People cared for by specialist mental health teams are likely to be monitored under the Care Programme Approach (CPA). Patients on CPA usually have multiple needs and require care coordination which is usually managed by a care plan. All patients on CPA discharged from psychiatric inpatient care are to be followed up either by face to face contact or by phone within 7 days of discharge to reduce risk of suicide and social exclusion and improve care pathways. The national threshold is to follow up 95% of patients within 7 days.

Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams offer intensive short-term support for people in mental health crisis in their own home, or suitable alternative non-NHS setting, thereby avoiding hospital admissions . All admissions to psychiatric inpatient wards are gate kept by a CRHT team by assessing the service user before admission and by being involved in all requests for admission. The national threshold is to gate keep 95% of all admissions to psychiatric inpatient wards.

Additional Information

Press enquiries contact:
Press Office
Department of Health
Telephone: 020 7210 5221

The Government Statistical Service (GSS) statistician responsible for producing these data is:

Mark Svenson
Knowledge and Intelligence
Department of Health
Room 4E63, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE
Email: Unify2@dh.gsi.gov.uk