WQ85798 (e) Tabled on 19/07/2022

What was the average waiting time for a) paediatric and b) adult cystic fibrosis patients in Wales referred to a i) clinical psychologist and ii) social worker, for each year since 2015?

Answered by Minister for Health and Social Services | Answered on 26/07/2022

Information on the waiting times for cystic fibrosis (CF) patients to access psychology and social work services is not collected centrally in Welsh Government.

The Welsh Health Specialised Services Committee (WHSSC) is responsible for commissioning CF care in Wales, with Cardiff and Vale University Health Board providing a service for patients in mid and south Wales. Patients with CF in north Wales access services in England. WHSSC works with the CF care providers that it commissions to ensure that they are able to meet the standards contained in WHSSC’s Cystic Fibrosis Service Specification, which is itself in line with appropriate national standards and benchmarking.

There is an opportunity at every clinic review to request to see the social worker or clinical psychologist.