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Eating Disorders

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 237759, tabled on 27 March 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether the Government is going to meet the targets for referral to treatment of individuals with eating disorders of (a) four weeks for under-19s and (b) one week for the most severe cases.

Answered on

3 April 2019

The National Health Service is making good progress towards the children and young people’s eating disorder waiting time target, with latest data for Quarter 3 2018/19 (October – December 2018) showing that 80.7% of young people started treatment for an urgent case within one week against a target of 95% by 2020/21. This report also showed that 86.8% of young people started treatment for a routine case within four weeks against a target of 95% by 2020/21.

This data is available at the following link:

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cyped-waiting-times/