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New data collection on out of area placements

NHS Digital has launched a new data collection to enable national level reporting on out of area placements (OAPs) for adults requiring acute inpatient mental health care.

This bespoke collection will help monitor progress towards the government’s ambition to eliminate inappropriate OAPs by 2020/21. As outlined in the NHS shared planning guidance 2017/19, commissioners should work with providers locally to ensure data is routinely collected and to develop plans for reducing OAPs, which will be monitored through the CCG improvement and assessment framework.