NHS Scotland beats drug and alcohol treatment target for three years and Reporting Scotland ignores it for the same period

Is this BBC Drug Deaths Correspondent Laura Winters?

From the NHS Scotland Information Services Division yesterday:

The Scottish Government set a standard that 90% of people referred for help with their drug or alcohol problem will wait no longer than three weeks for treatment that supports their recovery.

The quarterly trend for Scotland as a whole over the past three years shows little change in target-busting performance.

Of the 10,325 people who started their first treatment in the most recent quarter, 93.2% waited three weeks or less.

For the 5,758 people seeking alcohol treatment, 93.0% waited three weeks or less.

For the 4,567 people seeking drug treatment, 93.3% waited three weeks or less.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Drugs-and-Alcohol-Misuse/Publications/2019-09-24/2019-09-24-DATWT-Summary.pdf

Reporting Scotland were not available for comment, but someone called Winters (?) was heard to mutter: ‘Yeh, yeh, no one’s interested in that SNP propaganda.’

Published by johnrobertson834

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

2 thoughts on “NHS Scotland beats drug and alcohol treatment target for three years and Reporting Scotland ignores it for the same period

  1. and, on the subject of measures to tackle alcohol problems, I see the BBC’s headline manages to trivialise the encouraging report on minimum pricing. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-49831575 Only well down the text is the real finding, that the biggest reductions in consumption have been in the precise target groups and sectors; heaviest drinkers and low cost ciders and spirits

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