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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set

Collecting information about people in contact with adult psychological therapy services in England.

IAPT v2.1 Implementation

IAPT v2.1 went live on 1 April 2022 for local collection, followed by submissions to SDCS Cloud beginning 16 May 2022.  

Please visit the IAPT 2.1 webpage for further information and guidance.


Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme

The Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme began in the NHS in 2008 and has transformed the treatment of anxiety disorders and depression in adults in England.

Learn more about the  NHS England Adult IAPT programme

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) data set

The IAPT data set was developed with the IAPT programme as a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set which aims to deliver robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable information for patients accessing NHS-funded IAPT services in England.

This national data set has been collected since April 2012 and is a mandatory submission for all NHS funded care, including care delivered by independent sector healthcare providers.

How the IAPT data set is used

The IAPT data set provides a comprehensive national picture of the use of IAPT services in England and supports a variety of secondary use functions such as:

  • commissioning
  • clinical audit
  • research
  • service planning
  • inspection and regulation
  • monitoring government policies and legislation
  • local and national performance management and bench marking
  • national reporting and analysis

Submitting IAPT data

Learn more about supporting the submission of IAPT data. 

Further information

Last edited: 19 May 2022 3:38 pm