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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. 

IAPT 2.1 submission guidance documents

Additional Guidance

This handbook is published on the IAPT Future collaboration platform, part of the Future NHS collaboration platform. If you do not have a Future NHS collaboration platform account, please click on the link below to follow the registration process.

Guidance on collecting and submitting data for the data items on gender

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.

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 


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  Previously the IDB was available to users via the NHS Digital Contact Centre, however this is no longer applicable.

For full, detailed guidance on using the the IDB including how to create a TRUD account, please visit the guidance pages below. 


Monthly submission dates 2022-23

Activity month Submission window opens at 00:01am Submission window closes at 11.59pm
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 Monday 27 March 2023
February 2023 (R) and March 2023 (P) Saturday 1 April 2023 Wednesday 26 April 2023
March 2023 (R) and April 2023 (P) Monday 1 May 2023 Thursday 25 May 2023
April 2023 (R) and May 2023 (P) Thursday 1 June 2023 Wednesday 28 June 2023
May 2023 (R) and June 2023 (P) Saturday 1 July 2023 Thursday 27 July 2023
June 2023 (R) and July 2023 (P) Tuesday 1 August 2023 Tuesday 29 August 2023
July 2023 (R) and August 2023 (P) Friday 1 September 2023 Thursday 28 September 2023
August 2023 (R) and September 2023 (P) Sunday 1 October 2023 Thursday 26 October 2023 

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

Submission dates for previous years

The historic submission dates have been provided for information.

Previous monthly submission dates

Activity month

Submission window opens

Submission window closes at 11.59pm

Submission Platform

December 2020 (R) and January 2021 (P)

Monday 1 February 2021

Thursday 25 February 2021

SDCS Cloud

January 2021 (R) and February 2021 (P)

Monday 1 March 2021

Thursday 25 March 2021

SDCS Cloud

February 2021 (R) and March 2021 (P)

Thursday 1 April 2021

Thursday 29 April 2021

SDCS Cloud

March 2021 (R) and April 2021 (P)

Saturday 1 May 2021

Friday 28 May 2021

SDCS Cloud

April 2021 (R) and May 2021 (P)

Tuesday 1 June 2021

Friday 25 June 2021

SDCS Cloud

May 2021 (R) and June 2021 (P)

Thursday 1 July 2021

Tuesday 27 July 2021

SDCS Cloud

June 2021 (R) and July 2021 (P)

Sunday 1 August 2021

Thursday 26 August 2021

SDCS Cloud

July 2021 (R) and August 2021 (P)

Wednesday 1 September 2021

Monday 27 September 2021

SDCS Cloud

August 2021 (R) and September 2021 (P)

Friday 1 October 2021

Wednesday 27 October 2021

SDCS Cloud

September 2021 (R) and October 2021 (P)

Monday 1 November 2021

Thursday 25 November 2021

SDCS Cloud

October 2021 (R) and November 2021 (P)

Wednesday 1 December 2021

Wednesday 29 December 2021

SDCS Cloud

November 2021 (R) and December 2021 (P)

Saturday 1 January 2022

Friday 28 January 2022

SDCS Cloud

December 2021 (R) and January 2022 (P)

Tuesday 1 February 2022

Friday 25 February 2022

SDCS Cloud

January 2022 (R) and February 2022 (P)

Tuesday 1 March 2022

Friday 25 March 2022

SDCS Cloud

February 2022 (R) and March 2022 (P)

Friday 1 April 2022

Friday 29 April 2022

SDCS Cloud

March 2022 (R) v2.0

Sunday 1 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) and June 2022 (P) Friday 1 July 2022 Wednesday 27 July 2022 SDCS Cloud
June 2022 (R) and July 2022 (P) Monday 1 August 2022 Wednesday 24 August 2022 SDCS Cloud
July 2022 (R) and August 2022 (P) Thursday 1 September 2022 Wednesday 28 September 2022 SDCS Cloud
August 2022 (R) and September 2022 (P) Saturday 1 October 2022 Wednesday 26 October 2022 SDCS Cloud
September 2022 (R) and October 2022 (P) Tuesday 1 November 2022 Thursday 24 November 2022 SDCS Cloud
October 2022 (R) and November 2022 (P) Thursday 1 December 2022 Wednesday 28 December 2022 SDCS Cloud



Contact us

If you have a general enquiry about the data set, contact us at [email protected] 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.

internal Publications and Statistics

The IAPT Data Set provides a comprehensive national picture of the use of IAPT services in England.

Last edited: 17 April 2023 11:24 am