Only in the TV broadcast at 6pm, reported nowhere on their website, STV tell us:
The number of young people waiting more than a year to be seen by mental health services [CAMHS] has doubled in the past 12 months.https://player.stv.tv/episode/46mh/stv-news-glasgow
The most recent data from Public Health Scotland is for the quarter ending 30 June 2021 and published on 7 September – not exactly latest news?
Here are the data:
Look bottom right and note 9.5% waited 53 weeks or more in the quarter ending June 2020 and 9.9% did so in the quarter ending June 2021 – not much difference and an improvement on the quarter ending March 2021?
Now look at column 3, Total Patients Seen and note the increasing number being referred. So more referrals yet a similar number waiting too long – the system is actually improving?
So, 9.5% of the June 2020 cohort is 337 and 9.9% of the June 2021 cohort is 451, not double and not even 50% more?
My attention to detail is not always good so, am I missing something or are they thick or are they devious?