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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-21606: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 11 February 2019

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for an appointment at a chronic pain clinic in each year since 1999.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 26 February 2019

Data on waiting times for a chronic pain clinic has only been collated since December 2015.

The below table sets out the median waiting time in weeks for a first appointment at a pain clinic or pain psychology clinic since December 2015.

Table 1: Median wait in weeks for a first appointment at a pain clinic or pain psychology clinic

Quarter Ending

Pain clinic/

service

Pain psychology clinic

31-DEC-2015

11

7

31-MAR-2016

12

9

30-JUN-2016

13

10

30-SEP-2016

16

6

31-DEC-2016

15

8

31-MAR-2017

13

11

30-JUN-2017

13

9

30-SEP-2017

13

8

31-DEC-2017

12

12

31-MAR-2018

12

10

30-JUN-2018

12

14

30-SEP-2018

13

20

Source: ISD Waiting Times Warehouse