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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, December 2016 Final, January 2017 Primary and most recent quarterly data (Quarter 2 2016/17)

Publication date: 09:30 March 23, 2017


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.


This release also makes available a special analysis of additional waiting times dimensions, based on data from 2015-16. This includes a report and data tables.

Key Facts

In December 2016 there were:

  • 92,260 new referrals
  • 68,346 referrals entered treatment
  • 42,282 referrals finished a course of treatment, of which:
  • 89.4 per cent waited less than 6 weeks and 98.5 per cent waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment
  • 39,002 started treatment at caseness, with 48.5 per cent moving to recovery


Date Range: 01 December 2016 to 31 December 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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