Publishing our waiting times is one of the many ways we strive to be accountable and transparent to the public. Keeping a close eye on these statistics helps us to continue to improve our service.
See the files below for Excel documents showing our most recently published waiting times.
Waiting times for Q1 2017/18 (1Mb)
Waiting times for Q1 2016/17 (1Mb)
Waiting times for Q2 2016/17 (1Mb)
Waiting times for Q3 2016/17 (1Mb)
Waiting times for Q4 2016/17 (1Mb)
Waiting times for Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4 2015/16 (4Mb)
If you would like further statistics on our services and the population we support, then you may want to take a look at NHS Digital’s data and information page. NHS Digital collects and publishes wide-ranging data on NHS services across the country.
Waiting times for mental health services
For more information about NHS waiting times, you can take a look at the NHS Choices website.
If you’re referred for a mental health condition, you have the legal right to start non-urgent consultant-led treatment within maximum waiting times.
This right only applies to services commissioned by the NHS in England and doesn’t include public health services commissioned by local authorities, maternity services, or non-consultant-led mental health services.
More information on accessing mental health services
Consultant-led mental health services are covered by the NHS 18-week maximum waiting time. For more information, read the guide to NHS waiting times.
NHS England works to reduce waiting times for people experiencing mental health issues. It is committed to developing and implementing mental health care pathways – including maximum waiting times for treatment – by 2020/21. Standards are being brought in on a phased basis.
Access and waiting times have been introduced for Improved Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) . This is also the case for those people a first episode of psychosis. A standard has been announced for community-based eating disorders for children and young people and further pathways are in development.
The following standards were introduced in April 2016:
- At least 75% of people referred to an IAPT services should be seen within six weeks but the majority (at least 95%) should be seen by 18 weeks .
- More than 50% of people experiencing a first episode of psychosis will be treated with a NICE-approved care package within two weeks of referral.
- At least 15% of adults with depression or anxiety disorders should have access to IAPT services each year, rising to 25% of people by 2020/21.
- At least 50% of people completing treatment in IAPT services should reach recovery.