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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-17445: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time for access to child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) treatment has been in each year since 2007, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 17 July 2018

Waiting times data for CAMHS treatment was not collected prior to 2012. The following table shows waiting times from 2012 for NHS Scotland as a whole and also by geographical health board. Waiting times are given in weeks.

Waiting times for patients who have been seen/treated by Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for financial years 2012-13 to 2017-18.

 

NHS Health Board

Average (median) CAMHS waiting time for patients seen/treated

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

2017-18

NHS Scotland

7

7

8

8

10

11

NHS Ayrshire and Arran

17

13

9

6

10

10

NHS Borders

3

4

4

4

4

13

NHS Dumfries and Galloway

6

7

7

7

8

9

NHS Fife

7

6

7

7

7

10

NHS Forth Valley

9

9

14

21

15

16

NHS Grampian

..

15

16

17

19

21

NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

7

6

6

6

7

8

NHS Highland

7

6

5

4

4

6

NHS Lanarkshire

5

6

6

7

9

10

NHS Lothian

10

9

15

13

17

13

NHS Orkney

6

4

4

3

4

7

NHS Shetland

5

7

7

17

10

10

NHS Tayside

11

12

20

17

15

18

NHS Western Isles

3

3

4

4

3

3