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Talking therapies are on the increase

Latest figures from NHS Digital show that 1.6m referrals were made to talking therapies for anxiety and depression in England during 2018/19 – up 11.4% from the previous year.

Numbers starting treatment also rose from 1.01 to 1.09 million in the same period, an increase of 8.3%. Waits for treatment also improved slightly with 89.4% starting treatment in less than six weeks and 99% in less than 18 weeks. More.....