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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, November 2015 Final, December 2015 Primary and most recent quarterly data (Quarter 2 2015/16)

Publication date: 09:30 February 23, 2016


This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (November 2015) and the most recent quarterly data (Quarter 2 2015/16).


This series replaces the previous quarterly IAPT reports, last published for the period Q3 2014/15, and provides more frequent and wider ranging information concerning the care delivered to users of NHS-funded IAPT services for adults in England.


The information contained in this release is expected to be of use to organisations delivering IAPT services for adults in England, as it presents timely information intended to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services.


This information is also intended to be of interest to other audiences, including the general public, as it provides up-to-date information about access rates, waiting times and outcomes within IAPT services.


The HSCIC will be holding an Expert User Group event on 30th March, to support a planned user consultation about our IAPT publications. If you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via (please include "IAPT" in the subject header).

Key Facts

In November 2015:


123,774 referrals were received.


of which 61,917 (50.0 per cent) were self-referrals


84,048 referrals entered treatment


for which 22.9 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment


110,735 referrals ended


of which 44,937 (40.6 per cent) finished a course of treatment


for which 6.5 was the average (mean) number of attended treatment appointments


and of which 27,847 (62.0 per cent) showed reliable improvement


and 41,087 (91.4 per cent) started treatment at caseness


of which 18,733 (45.6 per cent) moved to recovery


and 17,830 (43.4 per cent) showed reliable recovery


Waiting times for a course of treatment (for those finishing a course of treatment in November 2015):


37,561 (83.6 per cent) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment


43,340 (96.4 per cent) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment


Date Range: 01 November 2015 to 31 December 2015
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: NHS Trusts, GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics, Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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