Psychiatric Services: Waiting Times

Health written question – answered on 7th June 2007.

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Photo of Dan Rogerson Dan Rogerson Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what the (a) average and (b) longest waiting time was for psychiatric assessment referrals in each primary care trust in the latest period for which figures are available.

Photo of Rosie Winterton Rosie Winterton The Minister of State, Department of Health

holding answer 6 June 2007

Information on waiting times for psychiatric assessment referrals is not centrally available. Information on the median waiting time for a first out-patient appointment with a mental health consultant in each primary care trust is shown in the following table. It should be noted that waiting times collected by the Department relate to consultant-led services only.

Commissioner based out-patient waiting time information, mental health specialties, end of March 2007
Number waiting (weeks)
Organisation name—Primary Care Trust (PCT) Total number waiting Median waiting time (weeks) 0 <4 4<8 8< 13 13+
South Gloucestershire PCT 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Havering PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Kingston PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Bromley PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Greenwich PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Barnet PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
North East Lincolnshire PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Hillingdon PCT 25 n/a 6 10 9 0
Enfield PCT 1 n/a 1 0 0 0
Barking and Dagenham PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
City and Hackney PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Tower Hamlets PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Newham PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Haringey PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Blackburn with Darwen PCT 2 n/a 2 0 0 0
Herefordshire PCT 76 2.2 61 13 2 0
Milton Keynes PCT 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Newcastle PCT 13 n/a 13 0 0 0
North Tyneside PCT 2 n/a 2 0 0 0
Hartlepool PCT 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
North Tees PCT 28 n/a 19 8 1 0
North Lincolnshire PCT 4 n/a 0 4 0 0
Nottingham City PCT 79 3.4 45 28 6 0
Bassetlaw PCT 69 2.0 53 10 6 0
Plymouth PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Salford PCT 165 3.4 99 52 14 0
Stockport PCT 65 2.6 44 20 1 0
Portsmouth City PCT 51 2.7 41 10 0 0
Bath and North East Somerset PCT 45 n/a 21 11 13 0
Luton PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Hammersmith and Fulham PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Rotherham PCT 20 n/a 10 8 2 0
Ashton, Leigh and Wigan PCT 38 n/a 17 20 1 0
Blackpool PCT 8 n/a 7 1 0 0
Bolton PCT 58 3.2 39 16 3 0
Ealing PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Hounslow PCT 1 n/a 1 0 0 0
Warrington PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Knowsley PCT 92 3.0 57 29 6 0
Oldham PCT 16 n/a 8 8 0 0
Calderdale PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Darlington PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Barnsley PCT 4 n/a 0 4 0 0
Bury PCT 37 n/a 24 11 2 0
Swindon PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Brent PCT 1 n/a 1 0 0 0
Harrow PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Camden PCT 3 n/a 3 0 0 0
Islington PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Croydon PCT 1 n/a 0 0 1 0
Gateshead PCT 89 2.4 65 22 2 0
South Tyneside PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Sunderland Teaching PCT 172 3.2 99 53 20 0
Middlesbrough PCT 28 n/a 19 7 2 0
Southampton City PCT 52 1.6 43 9 0 0
Medway PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Kensington and Chelsea PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Westminster PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Lambeth PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Southwark PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Lewisham PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Wandsworth PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Tameside and Glossop PCT 31 n/a 26 5 0 0
Brighton and Hove City PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
South Birmingham PCT 170 2.5 126 42 2 0
Shropshire County PCT 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Walsall PCT 21 n/a 14 7 0 0
Richmond and Twickenham PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Sutton and Merton PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
North Somerset PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Coventry PCT 4 n/a 3 1 0 0
Telford and Wrekin PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Wolverhampton City PCT 63 2.3 44 17 2 0
Heart of Birmingham PCT 35 n/a 24 10 1 0
Leeds 153 3.0 94 45 14 0
Kirklees 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Wakefield 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Sheffield 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Doncaster 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Derbyshire County 195 3.3 123 51 21 0
Derby City 134 1.0 103 24 7 0
Nottinghamshire County Teaching 150 2.9 91 46 13 0
Lincolnshire Teaching 113 3.0 67 32 14 0
Redbridge PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Waltham Forest PCT 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
County Durham 2 n/a 1 0 1 0
Cumbria 39 n/a 22 16 1 0
North Lancashire 15 n/a 6 7 2 0
Central Lancashire 41 n/a 22 15 4 0
East Lancashire 1 n/a 1 0 0 0
Sefton 18 n/a 16 2 0 0
Wirral 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Liverpool 352 2.9 228 112 12 0
Halton and St. Helens 50 2.8 33 16 1 0
West Cheshire 1 n/a 1 0 0 0
Central and Eastern Cheshire 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Rochdale, Heywood and Middleton 42 n/a 29 11 2 0
Trafford 48 n/a 29 14 5 0
Manchester 280 3.0 167 92 21 0
North Yorkshire and York 63 1.9 50 11 2 0
East Riding of Yorkshire 66 2.5 45 20 1 0
Hull Teaching 103 3.1 66 33 4 0
Bradford and Airedale Teaching 96 2.7 62 32 2 0
South East Essex 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Bedfordshire 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
East and North Hertfordshire 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
West Hertfordshire 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Surrey 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
West Sussex Teaching 1 n/a 1 0 0 0
East Sussex Downs and Weald 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Hastings and Rother 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
West Kent 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Leicestershire County and Rutland 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Leicester City Teaching 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Northamptonshire Teaching 60 2.6 46 12 2 0
Dudley 78 3.3 47 22 9 0
Sandwell 80 2.4 59 20 1 0
Birmingham East and North 25 n/a 15 8 2 0
North Staffordshire 81 2.8 54 24 3 0
Stoke on Trent Teaching 72 3.9 37 29 6 0
South Staffordshire 42 n/a 25 15 2 0
Worcestershire 12 n/a 6 5 1 0
Warwickshire 2 n/a 1 1 0 0
Peterborough 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Cambridgeshire 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Norfolk 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Great Yarmouth and Waveney Teaching 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Suffolk 30 n/a 19 10 1 0
West Essex 62 1.9 49 13 0 0
North East Essex 85 2.3 64 15 6 0
Mid Essex 92 2.2 75 15 2 0
South West Essex Teaching 2 n/a 2 0 0 0
Eastern and Coastal Kent Teaching 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Hampshire 198 2.6 145 41 12 0
Buckinghamshire 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Oxfordshire 1 n/a 0 1 0 0
Berkshire West 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Berkshire East Teaching 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Gloucestershire 2 n/a 1 1 0 0
Bristol Teaching 29 n/a 12 12 5 0
Wiltshire 3 n/a 0 3 0 0
Somerset 3 n/a 1 1 1 0
Dorset 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Bournemouth and Poole Teaching 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Cornwall and Isles of Scilly 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Devon 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Redcar and Cleveland 18 n/a 16 2 0 0
Isle of Wight Healthcare 45 n/a 38 7 0 0
Northumberland Care Trust 13 n/a 11 2 0 0
Bexley Care Trust 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Torbay Care Trust 0 n/a 0 0 0 0
Solihull PCT 15 n/a 12 3 0 0
Note s :

The figures are based on combined data from the following mental health specialties: mental illness, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychotherapy and old age psychiatry.

Statistically meaningful medians cannot be calculated where there is a total waiting list of less than 50.

Source:

Department of Health QM08r

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