Including Special Topic: experimental analysis on the uses of restraint
The scope of the Mental Health Minimum Dataset (MHMDS) was extended to cover learning disability services from September 2014. Many people who have a learning disability use mental health services and patients in learning disability services may have a mental health problem. This means that activity included in the new MHLDDS (Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set) cannot be distinctly divided into mental health or learning disability spells of care – a single spell of care may include inputs from either of both types of service. We will be working with stakeholders to define specific information and reporting requirements relating to specific services or groups of patients.