Waiting time targets for drug and alcohol treatment smashed in NHS Scotland

drugandalcohol.pngThe target is for 90% of people referred with a drug or alcohol problem to wait no longer than three weeks for treatment.

6 609 people sought alcohol treatment and 4 638 sought drug treatment.

Despite these numbers, 94.9% seeking alcohol treatment and 93.2% seeking drug treatment waited three weeks or less for treatment.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Drugs-and-Alcohol-Misuse/Publications/2018-12-18/2018-12-18-DATWT-Summary.pdf?81350344420

I can’t find comparable data from NHS England but:

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https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/spending-on-drug-and-alcohol-treatment-slashed-by-105m-in-four-years-a7912531.html

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Waiting time targets for drug and alcohol treatment smashed in NHS Scotland

  1. Alasdair Macdonald December 19, 2018 / 10:52 am

    I guess the Nomedia story, if there is to be one will ‘sam’ the ‘failure’ in Lothian.

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  2. William Henderson December 19, 2018 / 1:21 pm

    “Drug and alcohol treatment funding slashed across England by 16% in four years”

    And that’s what it would have been in Scotland, too, without the ‘buffer’ of the SNP Government.

    Off topic, but still on funding, I see from the BBC this morning that Westminster is making available £2bn for a ‘panic’ fund to offset the carnage of a crash out of the European Union. Of that, Scotland is assigned £55m – that is 2.75% of the total. England is to get 95.7% of the cushion.

    8% of the population, 30+% of the land area and 96% of all the oil and gas – I cannot fathom how London came up with a figure of less than 3% to provide some sort of safety-net for the people of Scotland.

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