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NHS Scotland performance against LDP standards

Published: 18 Jul 2019

Performance data on the current Local Delivery Plan (LDP) Standards - priorities set and agreed between the Scottish Government and NHS Boards to provide assurance on NHS Scotland performance. 

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NHS Scotland performance against LDP standards
Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) waiting times

LDP Standard

90 per cent of young people to commence treatment for specialist Child and Adolescent Mental Health services within 18 weeks of referral.

Current national performance

In the quarter ending June 2019, 69.7% of children and young people were seen within 18 weeks.

About this LDP standard

Timely access to healthcare is a key measure of quality and that applies equally in respect of access to mental health services. Early action is more likely to result in full recovery and in the case of children and young people will also minimise the impact on other aspects of their development such as their education, so improving their wider social development outcomes.

Performance against standard

The standard is for at least 90% of young people to start CAMHS treatment within 18 weeks of referral.

During the quarter ending June 2019, 4,010 children and young people started treatment at CAMHS in Scotland and 69.7% were seen within 18 weeks.

The graph below shows national performance on the CAMHS standard since quarter ending June 2017.

NHS Board level performance is shown for the most recent time period in the table below.

The table below shows the percentage of people who started CAMHS treatment within 18 weeks of referral, by NHS Board, for quarter ending June 2019.

NHS Board

Quarter ending June 2019

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

76.0%

NHS BORDERS

80.7%

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

96.6%

NHS FIFE

71.0%

NHS FORTH VALLEY

87.8%

NHS GRAMPIAN

51.2%

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

76.4%

NHS HIGHLAND

77.8%

NHS LANARKSHIRE

60.9%

NHS LOTHIAN

58.6%

NHS TAYSIDE

61.3%

NHS ISLAND BOARDS *

91.2%

NHSSCOTLAND 

69.7%

Source: ISD CAMHS Waiting Times database

* NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles have been combined due to small numbers and disclosure reasons.

Further information

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services Waiting Times

Mental Health in Scotland

Related National Outcomes