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S5W-18515: Monica Lennon (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 3 September 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many people in the last three years were on NHS waiting lists for mental health treatment where the waiting time target was exceeded and, of these, what information it holds how many paid for private mental health counselling during the period.

Answered by: Clare Haughey 18 September 2018

The Scottish Government has figures on people waiting for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Service (CAMHS) and Psychological Therapies, but not on people who have paid for private mental health counselling.

For CAMHS in the last 3 years:

Year

Number of patients seen who had waited over 18 weeks

2016

3,407

2017

3,577

2018 (up to end June)

2,659

 

 

 

 

For Psychological Therapies the statistics are in development and only the last 3 quarters are considered comparable:

Quarter

Number of patients seen who had waited over 18 weeks

October-December 2017

3,581

January-March 2018

3,389

April-June 2018

4,089