In July 2021, 19,587 people started psychological therapies treatment in NHS Boards and NHS 24. This is an increase of 8.1% (1,464) from the previous quarter, and also an increase of 81.0% (8,767) from the same quarter the previous year.
Half of the people started their treatment within 2 weeks. More than four out of five (82.7%) people started their treatment within 18 weeks, compared to 80.5% for the previous quarter, and 74.7% for the quarter ending June 2020.
This is another great achievement by NHS Scotland which the opposition parties will try to present as a failure because an essentially aspirational target, probably higher than any other country could manage, was not met.