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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, December 2015 Final, January 2016 Primary and most recent quarterly data (Quarter 2 2015/16)

Publication date: 09:30 March 22, 2016


This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (December 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.

Key Facts

In December 2015:


100,088 referrals were received


of which 46,620 (46.6 per cent)  were self-referrals


71,978 referrals entered treatment


for which 25.1 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment


105,403 referrals ended


of which 41,266 (39.2 per cent) finished a course of treatment


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


and of which 25,740 (62.4 per cent) showed reliable improvement


and 37,808 (91.6 per cent) started treatment at caseness


of which 17,512 (46.3 per cent) moved to recovery


and 16,645 (44.0 per cent) showed reliable recovery


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


34,648 (84.0 per cent) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment


39,832 (96.5 per cent) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment


Date Range: 01 December 2015 to 31 January 2016
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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