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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, January 2017 Final, February 2017 Primary + Quarter 3 2016/17

Publication date: 09:30 April 25, 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.   

Key Facts

In January 2017 there were:

  • 126,297 new referrals
  • 85,001 referrals entered treatment
  • 45,897 referrals finished a course of treatment, of which:
  • 90.2 per cent waited less than 6 weeks and 98.7 per cent waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment
  • 42,729 started treatment at caseness, with 50.1 per cent moving to recovery


Date Range: 01 October 2016 to 31 January 2017
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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