Allied Health Professionals - Musculoskeletal Waiting Times

Quarterly summary of waiting times and waiting list information for Musculoskeletal (MSK) services that are delivered by Allied Health Professionals (AHP) in Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropody/Podiatry and Orthotics.

The target from 1 April 2016, is that patients will receive a first clinical out-patient appointment (either by telephone, video or face-to-face) within 4 weeks from referral for at least 90% of patients. All publications and supporting material to this topic area can be found on the Public Health Scotland AHP MSK Website. Further information on the AHP MSK waiting times can be found in the quarterly publications.

The date of the next release can be found on our list of forthcoming publications.

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Source Waiting Times Data Warehouse, NHS 24 (Patients referred to Self Management only), NRS Mid-2018 population estimates Scotland
Author Waiting Times Team
Last Updated September 21, 2021, 14:13 (BST)
Created October 14, 2019, 09:21 (BST)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB
Subject Access and Waiting Times
Frequency Quarterly
Time frame of data and timeliness The deadline for data submission to the national warehouse is the last Thursday of January, April, July and October. The data is published 7 weeks after extraction on the third Tuesday of March, June, September and December.
Coverage Data covers all Health Boards in Scotland since quarter ending September 2015.
Completeness 100% data submitted to the national warehouse used for analysis and publication except where the data quality assurance process identifies the need for local data.
Accuracy These data are classified as developmental.
Continuity of data Information has been collected nationally since July 2015. Some data has been collected prior to July 2015 for testing purposes but the national data is incomplete and not fit for publication.
Concepts and definitions Definitions not contained in this report are available in the NHSScotland Waiting Times Guidance at https://www.sehd.scot.nhs.uk/mels/CEL2012_33.pdf
Disclosure The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.
Revision statement If NHS Boards discover that data submitted for publication is incorrect, or that data are missing, further re-submissions can be made up until the publication submission deadline date. Any revised figures will then be reflected within the current publication. Figures contained within each publication may also be subject to change in future publications as submissions may be updated to reflect a more accurate and complete set of data submissions.
Official statistics designation Non-official Statistics: A Management Information Publication for Scotland
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Waiting times are important to patients and are a measure of how the NHS is responding to demands for services. Measuring and regular reporting of waiting times highlights where there are delays in the system and enables monitoring of the effectiveness of NHS performance throughout the country. The NHS in Scotland has been set a number of targets for maximum waiting times. Other uses of the data include information requests for a variety of customers, e.g. research charities, public companies, Freedom of Information requests, information support to Boards, health intelligence work, parliamentary questions, and targets.
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Language English
Links

The National Delivery Plan for Allied Health Professionals in Scotland, 2012 to 2015

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