Mental Health Services:Written question - 167857

Q
(Birmingham, Northfield)
Asked on: 24 July 2018
Department of Health and Social Care
Mental Health Services
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what proportion of people in (a) Birmingham and (b) England referred for early intervention in psychosis services received help within two weeks of being referred in the last twelve months.
A
Answered by: Jackie Doyle-Price
Answered on: 04 September 2018

Data on performance against the two-week waiting time standard for early intervention in psychosis is available at the following link:

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

According to the latest data for England in May 2018, 75.7% of patients referred to Early Intervention in Psychosis services started treatment within two weeks. This performance exceeds our target of 50%. A breakdown for the last 12 months can be found in the following table.

Month

Number of patients started treatment by week since referral

Total number of completed pathways (all)

% within 2 weeks

More than 0-2 weeks

More than 2-6 weeks

More than 6-12 weeks

12 weeks

June 2017

873

193

39

22

1,127

77.50%

July 2017

824

226

36

14

1,100

74.90%

August 2017

816

207

45

16

1,084

75.30%

September 2017

818

187

47

15

1,067

76.70%

October 2017

836

178

50

18

1,082

77.30%

November 2017

787

230

50

22

1,089

72.30%

December 2017

699

198

39

19

955

73.20%

January 2018

722

238

65

17

1042

69.30%

February 2018

807

185

36

24

1,052

76.70%

March 18

795

178

49

26

1,048

75.90%

April 2018

783

204

44

21

1,052

74.40%

May 2018

840

210

47

12

1,109

75.70%

Information for people in Birmingham is not available in the format requested. The number of patients who started treatment for Early Intervention in Psychosis and waited less than 2 weeks are displayed for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) that cover Birmingham for last 12 months of published data, which cover June 2017 to May 2018. These CCGs are:

- NHS Birmingham Cross City CCG (until March 2018);

- NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG (until March 2018);

- NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG (since April 2018); and

- NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (all 12 months).

From April this year there are only two CCGs for Birmingham: NHS Birmingham and Solihull and NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCGs.

These figures are attached and can be accessed in the monthly files at the following link:

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

PQ167857 attached document (Excel SpreadSheet, 19.95 KB)

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