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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04887: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 21 November 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time for treatment at a chronic pain clinic has been in each of the last five years, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 5 December 2016

This information is not held centrally. Data is collected quarterly from all Boards for waiting times for a first appointment/assessment at the pain clinic/service and waiting times for a first pain psychology services appointment. These data (both adjusted and unadjusted) are reported quarterly by NHS National Services Scotland’s Information Services Division and is available at The data published so far is from the quarter ending 31 December 2015. It is important to note that these data are Non-Official Statistics and remain caveated as developmental.