Emergency mental health targets introduced by 2020

A suite of new mental health access targets is set out by the NHS long term plan.

The plan says specific waiting time targets for emergency mental health services will be introduced from 2020. There will also be a new national waiting time for children and young people’s services and access standards for community mental health.

NHS England did not specify what the new targets would be, however trials for a four week waiting time standard for children and young peoples services and access to adult community mental health teams will take place.

Full story on HSJ, 9 January 2019