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Veterans: Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 14583, tabled on 8 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department will set a target for wait times upon referrals to the Veterans High Intensity Service for mental health.

Answered on

17 June 2022

There are no plans to set a target waiting time for referrals to the Op COURAGE High Intensity Service. This service augments existing provisions and veterans will receive support within Op COURAGE or mainstream mental health services such as the Crisis Team. The following table below shows the average waiting time for an assessment in the Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service, the Complex Treatment Service and the High Intensity Service within Op COURAGE from January to April 2022. Data for May is not yet available.

Transition, Intervention and Liaison Service

Complex Treatment Service

High Intensity Service

January 2022

9 days

11 days

2 days

February 2022

9 days

8 days

3 days

March 2022

9 days

7 days

3 days

April 2022

10 days

5 days

3 days