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CAMHS Waiting Times

Current National Performance

In the quarter ending September 2018, 69.0% of children and young people were seen within 18 weeks.

LDP Standard

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

CAMHS Waiting Times LDP Standard

Why is this LDP Standard important?

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.

How are we performing?

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

During the quarter ending September 2018, 4,239 children and young people started treatment at CAMHS in Scotland and 69.0% were seen within 18 weeks.

The graph below shows national performance on the CAMHS standard since quarter ending September 2016.

Dec 2018 CAMHS v2

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 September 2018.

NHS Board

Quarter ending September 2018

NHS AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

96.4%

NHS BORDERS

36.2%

NHS DUMFRIES & GALLOWAY

81.8%

NHS FIFE

78.1%

NHS FORTH VALLEY

62.5%

NHS GRAMPIAN

44.7%

NHS GREATER GLASGOW & CLYDE

77.8%

NHS HIGHLAND

89.9%

NHS LANARKSHIRE

66.7%

NHS LOTHIAN

62.8%

NHS TAYSIDE

35.8%

NHS ISLAND BOARDS 1

98.3%

NHSSCOTLAND 

69.0%

Source: ISD CAMHS Waiting Times database

1 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