NHS Scotland: Despite increased demand more chronic patients seen within target time

From the NHS Scotland Information Services Division yesterday:

The number of new patients referred to Chronic Pain clinics has increased [3%]. Between 01 April 2019 and 30 June 2019, there were 5,424 new patients referred to a pain clinic, compared to 5,249 referrals in the previous quarter.

Of the 2,961 patients who attended (were seen) for their first appointment, 1,927 (65.1%) attended within 18 weeks of referral. This compares with 63.8% the previous quarter.


Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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