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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. 

Contents
NHS Scotland performance against LDP standards
Psychological therapies waiting times

LDP Standard

90 per cent of patients to commence Psychological Therapy based treatment within 18 weeks of referral.

Current national performance

In the quarter ending June 2019, 78.7% of 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.

Performance against this standard

The standard is for at least 90% of Psychological Therapies patients to start treatment within 18 weeks of referral.

During the quarter ending June 2019, 17,679 people started treatment for Psychological Therapies in Scotland and 78.7% were seen within 18 weeks.

The graph below shows national performance on the Psychological Therapies standard since quarter ending June 2017. Various data completeness issues have impacted on the Scotland figures before December 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 Psychological Therapies treatment within 18 weeks of referral, by NHS Board, for quarter ending June 2019.

NHS Board

Quarter ending June 2019

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

75.1%

NHS BORDERS1

71.8%

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

61.0%

NHS FIFE

66.2%

NHS FORTH VALLEY

70.9%

NHS GRAMPIAN

72.9%

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

90.7%

NHS HIGHLAND

79.0%

NHS LANARKSHIRE 2

77.7%

NHS LOTHIAN

78.9%

NHS TAYSIDE

72.5%

NHS ISLAND BOARDS 3

75.0%

NHSSCOTLAND 1,2,4

78.7%

Source: ISD Psychological Therapies Waiting Times database

1. NHS Borders were unable to provide data for Psychological Therapies delivered in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, and Learning Disabilities data due to migration issues.

2. NHS Lanarkshire has not included data from CamGlen since July 2018 because of concerns over accuracy.

3. NHS Orkney, NHS Shetland and NHS Western Isles are combined to prevent disclosive numbers.

4. NHS24 data from the Living Life Service is included from February 2017.

Further information

Waiting Times Publications

Mental Health in Scotland

Mental Health summary statistics

Related National Outcomes