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Publication, Part of

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, April 2016 Final, May 2016 Primary and Quarter 4 2015/16

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Trusts, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 Jan 2016 to 30 Apr 2016


This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (April 2016) and the most recent quarterly data (Quarter 4 2015/16).


This series replaces the previous quarterly IAPT reports, last published for the period Q3 2014/15 and provides more frequent and wider-ranging information concerning the care delivered to users of NHS-funded IAPT services for adults in England.


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

Key Facts

In April 2016:

112,610 referrals were received

of which 59,539 (52.9 per cent) were self-referrals

84,003 referrals entered treatment

for which 27.2 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment

112,506 referrals ended

of which 46,900 (41.7 per cent) finished a course of treatment

for which 6.5 was the average (mean) number of attended treatment appointments

and of which 30,556 (65.2 per cent) showed reliable improvement

and 43,098 (91.9 per cent) started treatment at caseness

of which 21,117 (49.0 per cent) moved to recovery

and 20,098 (46.6 per cent) showed reliable recovery

Waiting times for a course of treatment (for those finishing a course of treatment in April 2016):

39,657 (84.6 per cent) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment

45,518 (97.1 per cent) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment



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