Mixed-Sex Accommodation

The NHS Operating Framework for 2012-2013 confirmed that all providers of NHS funded care are expected to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except where it is in the overall best interest of the patient.

From 1 December 2010, the collection of monthly Mixed-Sex Accommodation (MSA) breaches was introduced. NHS organisations submit data on the number of occurrences of unjustified mixing in relation to sleeping accommodation. The collection will enable the analysis and publication of consistently defined data to allow patients and members of the public to understand the extent to which MSA is occurring at individual organisations.

Data

Latest Mixed-Sex Accommodation data available here

Statistical Press Notice

Download MSA Stats Press Notice – November 2014 (PDF, 107K)

Pre-Release Access List

Download MSA Pre-Release Access list (PDF, 6K)

Guidance and Information

Download MSA Revisions Policy (PDF, 14K)
Download MSA Breach Rate Indicator methodology (DOC, 66K)
Download MSA Guidance v1.2 (DOC, 41K)
Download MSA FAQ v1.0 (PDF 29K)

Link to the Professional Letter issued to the NHS
Link to ISB Standard

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Analytical Service (Operations)
NHS England
Room 8E10
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain
Email: unify2@dh.gsi.gov.uk

If you are a patient wishing to discuss your own mixed-sex accommodation experience, you should contact your local PCT, which you can find via the NHS Choices website: www.nhs.uk