Numbers accessing treatment for depression in Bradford district 'below national average'

More than 7,000 in the district were given a GP referral for anxiety or depression

More than 7,000 in the district were given a GP referral for anxiety or depression

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More than 7,000 people across the Bradford district were given a GP referral for anxiety or depression in 2012-13, but only around a third accessed any treatment for their condition, according to latest figures.

The first annual statistics for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme have been published by the Health and Social Care Information Centre, giving details of the 884,000 referrals made across the UK.

Across Bradford in 2012-13, 7,740 patients were referred for some form of therapy by the district’s three Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) – Bradford City, Bradford Districts, and Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven – with 2,712, or 35 per cent, subsequently entering into a treatment programme.

This was lower than the national average of 49 per cent and below the overall 54 per cent average for West Yorkshire. Of the ten CCGs that make up the West Yorkshire region, the three in the Bradford district had the lowest number of patient referrals per head of population.

A spokesman for the three CCGs in the district said: “The percentage of patients in the three CCGs who currently receive therapy is 8.9 per cent for Bradford Districts, 7.5 per cent for Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven and 4.7 per cent for Bradford City, against the target of eight per cent agreed with NHS England.

“We recognise that the number of people referred in Bradford who accept the offer of therapy is below the national average, so we are working with Bradford District Care Trust, as the main provider of these services, to look at ways of improving this.”

Within the Bradford City CCG during 2012-13, there were 1,219 referrals made, with 418 patients entering a treatment programme.

For the Bradford Districts area, 1,498 people received treatment from a total of 4,467 referrals and in Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven, 796 patients were treated as a result of 2,054 CCG referrals.

Although many patients are choosing to decline treatment options, which could include cognitive behavioural therapy and counselling, recovery rates for the Bradford district are higher than other areas of the UK.

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12:21pm Wed 22 Jan 14

alive and awake says...

These figures will now rocket, after last nights Benefit St. program let the cat out of bag that £106 per week extra benefit can be got for being depressed.
These figures will now rocket, after last nights Benefit St. program let the cat out of bag that £106 per week extra benefit can be got for being depressed. alive and awake
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11:33pm Wed 22 Jan 14

spottedsnake says...

I certainly would not accept "treatment" from psychologists for any mythological illness they claimed I had ever again. Last time I was being punished because I had made a complaint properly through the NHS channels against a certain specialist and of course I must be nuts to try and do that. The psychologist was trying to give me cognitive behavioural therapy to stop me from complaining, when my partner said that he had written the complaint for me as he did not think that I complained enough although I had valid reasons for doing so. We never saw him again or had a further appiontment with anyone.
Psychology is totally unscientific, built up on a false sexual interpretation of normal emotions. The prejeudices of the psychologist are paramount and no 2 psychologists can usually agree on a diagnosis. In one famous TV programme, they had less success than random chance in identifying if a person was mentally ill or not. Tossing a coin is more accurate.
It is about time we cleared this expensive fakery out of the NHS and forb that matter out of teaching and social work too.
I certainly would not accept "treatment" from psychologists for any mythological illness they claimed I had ever again. Last time I was being punished because I had made a complaint properly through the NHS channels against a certain specialist and of course I must be nuts to try and do that. The psychologist was trying to give me cognitive behavioural therapy to stop me from complaining, when my partner said that he had written the complaint for me as he did not think that I complained enough although I had valid reasons for doing so. We never saw him again or had a further appiontment with anyone. Psychology is totally unscientific, built up on a false sexual interpretation of normal emotions. The prejeudices of the psychologist are paramount and no 2 psychologists can usually agree on a diagnosis. In one famous TV programme, they had less success than random chance in identifying if a person was mentally ill or not. Tossing a coin is more accurate. It is about time we cleared this expensive fakery out of the NHS and forb that matter out of teaching and social work too. spottedsnake
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1:18pm Thu 23 Jan 14

Steve30d says...

"recovery rates for the Bradford district are higher than other areas of the UK" -is that with or without 'treatment'?

A subject that was founded by a cocaine addict (with all the pyscosis that involves-including a certain attitude to male anatomy) ain't exactly on secure foundations is it. Even Skinner seems to have got caught making inflated (and false?) claims re his conditioning of pigeons for guided missiles and lost his funding from the US military in WW2
"recovery rates for the Bradford district are higher than other areas of the UK" -is that with or without 'treatment'? A subject that was founded by a cocaine addict (with all the pyscosis that involves-including a certain attitude to male anatomy) ain't exactly on secure foundations is it. Even Skinner seems to have got caught making inflated (and false?) claims re his conditioning of pigeons for guided missiles and lost his funding from the US military in WW2 Steve30d
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