Most Scottish health boards exceeded target for alcohol and drug treatment waiting times while NHS England’s services fell into crisis

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John Robertson
Most Scottish health boards exceeded target for alcohol and drug treatment waiting times while NHS England’s services fell into crisis

Across Scotland, between 1 April and 30 June 2018, 6 927 people sought alcohol treatment with 94.1 waiting three weeks or less. 4 823 sought drug treatment with 93.7% waiting three weeks or less. Of Scotland’s fifteen health boards, only NHS Lothian missed the 5-week target of 90% (by less than 1%) and only four (Lothian, Glasgow, Shetland, Tayside) missed the 3-week target. Eight boards came very close to 100% success. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Drugs-and-Alcohol-Misuse/Publications/2018-09-25/2018-09-25-DATWT-Summary.pdf?17199343443 And in England, no sign of official figures…

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John Robertson
Most Scottish health boards exceeded target for alcohol and drug treatment waiting times while NHS England’s services fell into crisis