Greater Manchester Lancs & South Cumbria Senate

Improving data quality for the Mental Health Services Data Set

23rd April 2018

NHSDigitalLogo.pngJanuary’s Children and Young Person’s (CYP) Deep Dive visits highlighted that data quality was an issue and support to improve practices would be welcomed by NHS and voluntary sector providers and commissioners.

The Mental Health Network subsequently arranged two separate three-hour sessions to address this challenge:

  • Cheshire and Merseyside - 22nd March, Mercure Hotel, Haydock
  • Lancashire and South Cumbria - 5th April, Jubilee House, Leyland.

The sessions were aimed specifically at providers already able to flow data to the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS). Around 60 delegates attended including Service Managers, Clinical Leads, Business Analysts and Commissioners.

NHS England’s Policy Team and NHS Improvement’s Intensive Support Team presented at both sessions and provided guidance and clarity on CYP MHSDS submissions to ensure that national MHSDS returns match local understanding at provider and commissioner level. The sessions also provided guidance on what is in and out of scope, along with a technical workshop.

Both sessions were extremely well attended and received, with all NHS providers represented, and some voluntary sector providers.

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