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 https://www.isdscotland.org/. 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.