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

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

The 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: 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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John Robertson
Waiting time targets for drug and alcohol treatment smashed in NHS Scotland