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Submit data to the IAPT data set

All organisations that provide NHS funded IAPT services in England must submit data. This page explains the data you need to submit and how.

This page is for information on submissions to the main current IAPT data set, v1.5.

You can also get information on submissions to the IAPT pilots we're currently running

IAPT Data Set v2.0 has now been approved for collection from 1 April 2020. Read more on implementation and submissions in v2.0.

How to implement the IAPT data set

Refer to the implementation guidance available from the DCB1520 information standard webpage. Section 3.5 contains a step-by-step guide for new and existing users.

What data is required

The Requirements Specification, available from the DCB1520 information standard webpage, defines the scope of the data set, what is required from providers and how NHS Digital will assess that a provider has complied with submitting the data to meet this legal requirement.

Current Version – IAPT Data Set v1.5 – ISB1520 Amd 2/2013

IAPT v1.5 was approved by the Standardisation Committee for Care Information for collection from 1 July 2014.

The ISN and formal standard documentation for IAPT v1.5 is published on the DCB1520 webpage.

Document Current version Last updated
IAPT v1.5 Technical Output Specification v1.2 7 August 2014
IAPT v1.5 Data Model v1.1 8 November 2018
IAPT v1.5 Implementation Guidance v1.4 17 January 2014
IAPT v1.5 User Guidance v1.6 27 December 2018
IAPT Guidance on changes in provider or system supplier v1.0 16 March 2016

Pilot data guidance

IAPT services may also be involved in the Employment Advisers and/or integrated health pilots, which involve the submission of additional data tables alongside the IAPT v1.5 data.

Get more information on our pilot programmes, including what data is required

How to submit data

The Bureau Service Portal (BSP)

You should submit IAPT v1.5 and pilot data to the Open Exeter Bureau Service Portal.

For full technical guidance on making a submission to the BSP, please refer to the IAPT v1.5 Technical Guidance available below:

 

Document Current version Last updated
IAPT v1.5 Technical Guidance v1.5 27 December 2018

IAPT intermediate Database (IDB)

Before submission, your data must be entered into the latest version of the IDB. Request the latest copy from NHS Digital's contact centre by sending an email to enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk with 'IAPT v1.5 Master IDB' in the subject line.

IDB version Holds data for Release date Status
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Any combination of:

  • IAPT v1.5 data only
  • IAPT v1.5 data + LTC data
  • IAPT v1.5 data + EA data
  • IAPT v1.5 data + LTC data + EA data
18 September 2017 Current

 

Monthly submission dates

IAPT data must be submitted monthly. This is the timetable until the end of the 2019-20 financial year.

Primary submissions for Refresh submissions for Opens Closes (11.59 pm) Extracts available
February 2019 January 2019 Thu 4 March 2019 Wed 27 March 2019 Thu 4 April 2019
March 2019 February 2019 Thu 4 April 2019 Mon 29 April 2019 Tue 7 May 2019
April 2019 March 2019 Tue 7 May 2019 Wed 29 May 2019 Thu 6 June 2019
May 2019 April 2019 Thu 6 June 2019 Thu 27 June 2019 Fri 5 July 2019
June 2019 May 2019 Fri 5 July 2019 Thu 25 July 2019 Fri 2 August 2019
July 2019 June 2019 Fri 2 August 2019 Wed 28 August 2019 Thu 5 September 2019
August 2019 July 2019 Thu 5 September 2019 Thu 26 September 2019 Fri 4 October 2019
September 2019 August 2019 Fri 4 October 2019 Fri 25 October 2019 Mon 4 November 2019
October 2019 September 2019 Mon 4 November 2019 Wed 27 November 2019 Thu 5 December 2019
November 2019 October 2019 Thu 5 December 2019 Mon 30 December 2019 Tue 7 January 2020
December 2019 November 2019 Tue 7 January 2020 Tue 28 January 2020 Wed 5 February 2020
January 2020 December 2019 Wed 5 February 2020 Thu 27 February 2020 Fri 6 March 2020
February 2020 January 2020 Fri 6 March 2020 Thu 26 March 2020 Fri 3 April 2020
March 2020 February 2020 Fri 3 April 2020 Wed 29 April 2020 Thu 7 May 2020
- March 2020 Thu 7 May 2020 Fri 29 May 2020 Mon 8 Jun 2020

Download a PDF of the IAPT submission timetable.

Users of the Bureau Service Portal will also see submission deadlines highlighted on the IAPT home page.

How to get help

Contact us at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk or telephone us on 0300 303 5678.

Related pages

  1. internal

    IAPT pilot collections

    We currently maintain two pilot data collections for IAPT services, which are submitted alongside the core IAPT Data Set by those services involved in the pilots.

  2. internal

    Submit data to the IAPT data set v.2.0

    Version 2.0 of the IAPT Data Set has received approval from the Data Coordination Board for collection from 1 April 2020. This page explains the data you need to submit and how.

Last edited: 5 September 2019 1:35 pm