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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)


Why and how we process your data in the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) collection, and your rights.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

Data collection on patients with depression and anxiety disorders that are offered NICE approved evidence-based psychological therapies, so that we can improve the delivery of care for these conditions.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? Yes
Who are recipients of this data?

NHS England, Public Health England (PHE), Data Services for Commissioners Regional Offices (DSCRO), Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). See the data release register for more details.

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept 3 years minimum after no longer required
Our lawful basis for holding this data Legal obligation
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Cross Object to it being processed or used
  • Cross Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent not the basis for processing - Patient preference is available via Opt Out

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? NHS funded Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service providers
The legal basis for collecting this data

Legal obligation (Direction) and management of health and social care systems