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Submitting IAPT data

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

The Data Provision Notice (DPN) is available on the NHS Digital DPN webpages

This means that all providers of NHS-funded IAPT services are required under Section 259 (5) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to provide the data set as specified by NHS Digital within the DPN.

Data required from 1 April 2022

IAPT Data Set v2.1 – DCB1520 Amd 13/2021

Version 2.1 of the IAPT Data Set received approval from the Data Alliance Partnership Board to start collection from 1 April 2022.

The ISN and formal standard documentation for IAPT v2.1 is published on the DCB1520 webpage which define 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. 

Organisational assessment and planning tools

The conformance checklist is a tool to help service providers assess how well their local IT systems 'map' to the IAPT v2.1 Technical Output Specification.

Please also refer to the full implementation guidance available from the DCB1520 information standard. Section 3.5 contains a step-by-step guide for new and existing users.


IAPT 2.1 Submission Guidance Documents

How to submit data to the SDCS Cloud

For information and guidance on the SDCS Cloud, including how to register for a user account and guidance on submitting data, please see the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) Cloud web page.

Intermediate Database (IDB) Guidance

The intermediate database (IDB) is available to download for IAPT v2.1 submissions from April 2022 data onwards.  

The database can only be accessed and downloaded from the NHS Digital Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (TRUD) pages.  Previously the IDB was available to users via the NHS Digital Contact Centre, however this is no longer applicable.

If you are not already registered on TRUD, you can register via the link on the TRUD homepage. Once registered, the IDB is located via the ‘data set development services tools’ link and new users will need to click on ‘licences’ which will enable a ‘download’ link to open.


Data quality and submission tool

When you submit data to SDCS Cloud, the system generates a report describing the data quality errors and warnings present in your submission. 

In July 2020, we ran a webinar which explored data quality issues and provided guidance on how to improve data quality in your submissions.

We have provided some additional guidance about the IAPT summary reports and submission updates 


Monthly submission dates 2022-23

Activity month Submission window opens at 00:01am Submission window closes at 11.59pm

March 2022 (R) v2.0

Sunday 01 May 2022

Friday 13 May 2022*

April 2022 (P) v2.1 Monday 16 May 2022 Friday 27 May 2022
April 2022 (R) and May 2022 (P) Wednesday 1 June 2022 Wednesday 29 June 2022
May 2022 (R) and June 2022 (P) Friday 1 July 2022 Wednesday 27 July 2022
June 2022 (R) and July 2022 (P) Monday 1 August 2022 Wednesday 31 August 2022
July 2022 (R) and August 2022 (P) Thursday 1 September 2022 Wednesday 28 September 2022
August 2022 (R) and September 2022 (P) Saturday 1 October 2022 Wednesday 26 October 2022
September 2022 (R) and October 2022 (P) Tuesday 1 November 2022 Wednesday 30 November 2022
October 2022 (R) and November 2022 (P) Thursday 1 December 2022 Wednesday 28 December 2022
November 2022 (R) and December 2022 (P) Sunday 1 January 2023 Wednesday 25 January 2023
December 2022 (R) and January 2023 (P) Wednesday 1 February 2023 Wednesday 22 February 2023
January 2023 (R) and February 2023 (P) Wednesday 1 March 2023 Wednesday 29 March 2023
February 2023 (R) and March 2023 (P) Saturday 1 April 2023 Wednesday 26 April 2023

*Indicates a change to the closure of the submission window for v2.0 data.

Download a PDF version of this submission window schedule

Submission dates for previous years

The historic submission dates have been provided for information.

2021-22 Monthly submission dates

Activity month

Submission window opens

Submission window closes at 11.59pm

Submission Platform

December 2020 (R) and January 2021 (P)

Monday 01 February 2021

Thursday 25 February 2021

SDCS Cloud

January 2021 (R) and February 2021 (P)

Monday 01 March 2021

Thursday 25 March 2021

SDCS Cloud

February 2021 (R) and March 2021 (P)

Thursday 01 April 2021

Thursday 29 April 2021

SDCS Cloud

March 2021 (R) and April 2021 (P)

Saturday 01 May 2021

Friday 28 May 2021

SDCS Cloud

April 2021 (R) and May 2021 (P)

Tuesday 01 June 2021

Friday 25 June 2021

SDCS Cloud

May 2021 (R) and June 2021 (P)

Thursday 01 July 2021

Tuesday 27 July 2021

SDCS Cloud

June 2021 (R) and July 2021 (P)

Sunday 01 August 2021

Thursday 26 August 2021

SDCS Cloud

July 2021 (R) and August 2021 (P)

Wednesday 01 September 2021

Monday 27 September 2021

SDCS Cloud

August 2021 (R) and September 2021 (P)

Friday 01 October 2021

Wednesday 27 October 2021

SDCS Cloud

September 2021 (R) and October 2021 (P)

Monday 01 November 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

SDCS Cloud

October 2021 (R) and November 2021 (P)

Wednesday 01 December 2021

Wednesday 29 December 2021

SDCS Cloud

November 2021 (R) and December 2021 (P)

Saturday 01 January 2022

Friday 28 January 2022

SDCS Cloud

December 2021 (R) and January 2022 (P)

Tuesday 01 February 2022

Friday 25 February 2022

SDCS Cloud

January 2022 (R) and February 2022 (P)

Tuesday 01 March 2022

Friday 25 March 2022

SDCS Cloud

February 2022 (R) and March 2022 (P)

Friday 01 April 2022

Friday 29 April 2022

SDCS Cloud

March 2022 (R) v2.0

Sunday 01 May 2022

Friday 13 May 2022*

SDCS Cloud

April 2022 (P) v2.1 Monday 16 May 2022 Friday 27 May 2022 SDCS Cloud
April 2022 (R) v2.1 and May 2022 (P) Wednesday 1 June 2022 Wednesday 29 June 2022 SDCS Cloud
May 2022 (R) v2.1  Friday 1 July 2022 Wednesday 27 July 2022 SDCS Cloud

*Indicates a change to the closure of the submission window for v2.0 data.

Download a PDF of the IAPT submission timetable From April 2021-March 2022.  

Keep up to date with IAPT data set news, updates and events

There are various ways that you can keep up to date with the latest IAPT news and information.

Mental health information updates

The mental health information update newsletter is issued once a month and contains the latest news on the mental health and IAPT data sets. You can subscribe to these updates

Mental health data hub 

The mental health data hub is a collection of interactive dashboards and useful links covering mental health data in England. 


Contact us

If you have a general enquiry about the data set, contact us at or telephone us on 0300 303 5678.

Further information

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.

Last edited: 19 May 2022 12:59 pm