Nine in 10 CCGs don’t know how long patients wait for talking therapiesBMJ 2018; 360 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k584 (Published 06 February 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;360:k584
- Abi Rimmer
- The BMJ
Most clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and mental health trusts have no idea how long patients with serious mental health problems are waiting for treatment, the BMA has found.
A freedom of information request, sent by the association, also revealed that some patients were waiting over a year for treatment.
The BMA asked all 207 CCGs and 54 mental health trusts in England about four talking therapies; dialectical behavioural therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, family therapy, and dynamic psychotherapy. It …