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Psychological Therapies: Annual report on the use of IAPT services England, further analyses on 2016-17 [PAS]

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, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships, Provider
Date Range:
01 Apr 2016 to 31 Mar 2017


This statistical release is the annual report on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. In addition, the report covers a range of demographic analyses including outcomes for patients of different ages, ethnic groups and separately for ex-British Armed Forces personnel. It contains further analyses on activity, waiting times, and outcomes such as recovery in 2016-17 annual data.

IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.

This publication builds on and supersedes the 2016-17 IAPT annual data, originally released on 30th November 2017.

*16th May 2018 - please note that this product has been updated since its original publication to correct a known issue. Further details can be found in the ‘Notes and definitions’ tab of this spread sheet. NHS Digital apologises for any inconvenience caused.

*26th September 2019 - please note that this product has been further updated to correct another known issue. Further details can be found in the ‘Notes and definitions’ tab of the Data Tables spreadsheet. NHS Digital apologise for any inconvenience caused.


In 2016-17 there were:

  • 1,385,664 new referrals;
  • 965,379 referrals that entered treatment;
  • 567,106 referrals that finished a course of treatment, of which:
    • 87.5 per cent waited less than 6 weeks and 98.2 per cent waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment;
    • 524,730 started their treatment at caseness, with 49.3 per cent moving to recovery.


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