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Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times (CYP ED)

Background to the collection

In England, under the NHS Constitution, patients 'have the right to access certain services commissioned by NHS bodies within maximum waiting times, or for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer a range of suitable alternative providers if this is not possible'. NHS England collects and publishes monthly information on the number of children and young people with an eating disorder who have access or are waiting for treatment. This information is used to monitor the referral to treatment (RTT) element of the CYP ED standard as introduced in Mental health services: achieving better access by 2020 and described in the Access and Waiting Time Standard for Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Commissioning Guide

Monthly CYP ED waiting times data has been published since quarter 1 2016/17.

NHS England publishes these data each month. For further information please visit the NHS England website.

Launch and submission dates

The submission window opens in the month following the end of the quarter and remains open until mid-month.

Reporting period

Launch date

Deadline date

Publication date

Q4 2019/20

1 April 2020

17 April 2020

14 May 2020

Q1 2020/21

1 July 2020

17 July 2020

13 August 2020

Q2 2020/21 1 October 2020 16 October 2020 12 November 2020
Q3 2020/21 4 January 2021 19 January 2021 11 February 2021
Q4 2020/21 1 April 2021 20 April 2021 13 May 2021


Last edited: 17 December 2020 8:45 am