217,235 applications for DoLS assessments were received by local authorities in the year ending March 2017, an increase of 11 per cent on the previous year.
The figures are published by NHS Digital and derive from a mandatory data collection of all local authorities, for DoLS applications received, processed or considered to be "active" in any way during the 12 month period.
Other key figures highlighted in the report are that
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