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NHS Talking Therapies data set reports

NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression is an NHS programme in England that offers interventions approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Following a public consultation Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) services have been renamed as NHS Talking Therapies for anxiety and depression. The data set will continue to be referred to as IAPT until the next uplift of the data set has received DAPB approval.

The NHS Talking Therapies programme is supported by a regular return of data generated by providers of NHS Talking Therapies services in delivering those services to patients. These data are received by NHS England and released as statistical publications covering activity, waiting times and patient outcomes such as recovery. Further information can be found in the supporting documents section below.

NHS Talking Therapies publications

List of all NHS Talking Therapies publications

This spreadsheet contains a list of all NHS Talking Therapies publications and their contents. It also includes a reference for mapping measures from IAPT version 1.5 to IAPT version 2. 

NHS Talking Therapies data quality note

The NHS Talking Therapies Data Quality (DQ) notes contain details of all known DQ issues that impact on the IAPT dataset. We recommend that users refer to this document in conjunction with statistical publications to gain a full understanding of the quality of the NHS Talking Therapies data.

IAPT data set version 2.1

IAPT dataset version 2.1 is now live. These documents refer to official statistics released from 14 July 2022 onwards.

IAPT version 1.5 supporting documents

These resources relate specifically to publications prior to January 2021, which used version 1.5 of the dataset and are available through the national archive.  

Historic IAPT publications

Reports on the Integrated Services and Employment Adviser in IAPT publication series has been superseded by the NHS Talking Therapies Monthly Statistics including Employment Advisors publication series from August 2023 (the May 2023 monthly publication).

Methodological change papers


These reports summarise responses to user consultation exercises carried out by NHS Digital to understand how people engage with our publications. The consultations were carried out in May 2018 and May 2016. 

Further information

internal Mental Health Data Hub

The mental health data hub is designed to help people find data relating to mental health. The data hub provides links to a variety of statistical publications and dashboards from a number of organisations.

Last edited: 31 January 2024 12:14 pm