2.5% more children seen by mental health services within target time despite more than 12% increase in demand

 From ISD today:

  • Over seven out of ten (73.6%) children and young people were seen within 18 weeks [2.5% increase and 9.8% did not attend], which compares with 72.8% in the previous quarter and 71.1% for the quarter ending March 2018.
  • Across Scotland, around one in ten patients (9.8%) referred to CAMHS did not attend their first appointment
  • 4,237 children and young people started treatment at CAMHS in Scotland which is a decrease from the previous quarter (4,523) and an increase [12.46%] from the same quarter ending March 2018 (3,995).

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Mental-Health/Publications/2019-06-04/2019-06-04-CAMHS-WaitingTimes-Summary.pdf

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