Psychological Therapies Waiting Times
Data and Resources
Adjusted Patients SeenCSV
Number of patients seen for the first appointment during that month, given at...
Adjusted Patients WaitingCSV
Number of patients waiting for treatment at the end of the month given at NHS...
Details for the number of referrals received into the board that month and...
|Author||Psychological Therapies Team|
|Last Updated||December 5, 2023, 09:49 (GMT)|
|Created||April 30, 2019, 18:20 (BST)|
|Contact Address||Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh EH12 9EB|
|Time frame of data and timeliness||Data from January 2014|
|Coverage||NHS Board level Data|
|Completeness||100% of submitted data are used for analysis and publication|
|Accuracy||PHS only receives aggregate data from each NHS Board. Although aggregated data cannot be systematically validated by PHS, reported data are compared to previous figures and to expected trends. Derivation of the figures and data accuracy are matters for individual NHS Boards. Whilst NHS Boards are developing their systems to improve the completeness and consistency of these data NHS Board figures may not be directly comparable.|
|Continuity of data||From February 2017, NHS 24 Living Life data is included|
|Concepts and definitions||Adjusted: This is how long a person waited after taking into account any periods they were unavailable and any appointments that they missed or rearranged. If a person has no periods of unavailability and attends on the first date that they accept, then no adjustments are made to their waiting time|
|Disclosure||The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed|
|Revision statement||Figures contained within each release may also be subject to change due to resubmission and board corrections|
|Official statistics designation||Official Statistics|
|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 standards for maximum waiting times. The standard for Psycological Therapy Mental Health Waiting Times is 18 weeks from referral to treatment|