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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, August 2016 Final, September 2016 Primary and most recent quarterly data (Quarter 1 2016/17)

Publication date: 09:30 November 22, 2016


This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) monthly and quarterly data, including activity, waiting times, and outcomes such as recovery.


IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.

Key Facts

In August 2016 there were:

  • 106,462 new referrals
  • 77,643 referrals entered treatment
  • 49,704 referrals finished a course of treatment, of which:
  • 87.0 per cent waited less than 6 weeks and 98.0 per cent waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment
  • 46,060 started treatment at caseness, with 48.4 per cent moving to recovery


Date Range: 01 August 2016 to 31 August 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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