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Mental Health Services: Waiting Lists

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 132936, tabled on 30 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the average waiting time is for people seeking talking therapies; and how many people are on talking therapy waiting lists as at 5 January 2021.

Answered on

12 January 2021

The average waiting time between referral and the first treatment session for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies services, where treatment started in the latest available period, August 2020, was 15 days for England. Data for January 2021 are not yet available.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care