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Psychological Therapies, Annual Report on the use of IAPT services - England, 2014-15

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Ambulance Trusts, Provider
Date Range:
01 Apr 2014 to 31 Mar 2015


3rd January 2017 - Please note that this publication has been updated since its original release to correct an identified error. On page 23, the number of people referred to IAPT care providers has been amended from 1,250,126 to 1,075,999. No other figures are affected. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

5th May 2016 - Please note that the error identified in the IC_LAST_THERAPY_TYPE derived field has now been corrected. This has affected Tables 5a and 5b in the annual data tables, as well as Figure 3 in the report.

1st February 2016 - Users should be aware that we have identified an error in the IC_LAST_THERAPY_TYPE derived field, which is used to identify the last recorded therapy type for referrals receiving treatment. The version 1.5 code '48 - Other High Intensity therapies' has been included in the category 'Not specified' rather than 'Other High Intensity' as intended. No other therapy type groups are affected. See Appendix 4 of the report 'Psychological Therapies: Annual Report on the use of IAPT services' for a list of these agreed codes.

This issue will affect the 'Not specified' and 'Other High Intensity' categories in tables 5a and 5b in the annual data tables, as well as Figure 3 (page 12) in the report. The 'Not specified' category will have higher volumes of data and the 'Other High Intensity' category lower volumes than intended.

This statistical release is the third annual report on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) service, covering activity between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015.

The information contained in this release is expected to be of use to organisations delivering IAPT services for adults in England as it presents information intended to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services.

This information is also intended to be of interest to other audiences including the general public as it provides up to date information about access rates, waiting times and outcomes within IAPT services.

This year's report includes more detailed analysis presenting outcomes at sub-national geographies, for different types of problem, and different groups of patients.


Between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015:


1,267,193 referrals were received


of which 495,721 (39.1 per cent) were self-referrals.


815,665 referrals entered treatment


for which 32.0 days was the average (mean) waiting time between the referral and the first treatment appointment.


1,123,002 referrals ended


of which 468,881 (41.8 per cent) finished a course of treatment


for which 6.3 was the average (mean) number of attended treatment appointments


and of which 285,060 (60.8 per cent) showed reliable improvement


and 421,744 (89.9 per cent) started treatment at caseness


of which 189,152 (44.8 per cent) moved to recovery


and 180,300 (42.8 per cent) showed reliable recovery.


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