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Publication, Part of

Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England April 2020 Final including reports on the IAPT pilots

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

Delayed Employment Adviser report added.

The report is now available.

21 July 2020 10:00 AM

IAPT Final April 2020 csv, Monthly Time Series Report and Interactive Dashboard updated

The final April 2020 csv, monthly time series report and interactive dashboard have been updated to only report data recorded against current organisations. Activity recorded against former CCGs is now available under the new CCG.

26 October 2020 09:00 AM

IAPT Entering Treatment Rolling Quarter Report Updated

The entering treatment rolling quarter report has been updated to only report data recorded against current organisations. Activity recorded against former CCGs is now available under the new CCG.

20 November 2020 08:48 AM

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Waiting Times

One of the stated targets of the IAPT programme is that for referrals finishing a course of treatment in the month, 75% enter treatment within 6 weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks⁴. These are based on the waiting time between the referral date and the first attended treatment appointment.

86.2% of referrals waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment

Calculating Waiting Times

In April 2020, this calculation is performed as follows:

 

52,134 / 60,451 * 100 = 86.2%

 

Sub-national waiting times rates are published in the Monthly Activity Data File as columns ‘FirstTreatment6WeeksFinishedCourseRate’ and ‘FirstTreatment18WeeksFinishedCourseRate’.

The chart below shows that, nationally, waiting times measures have consistently been above the target, particularly the proportion seen within 6 weeks.

For an explanation of the terms used and further information about how measures are calculated in IAPT see the Guide to IAPT data and publications.

 

 

⁴See p16-17 of The Mandate: A mandate from the Government to NHS England: April 2015 to March 2016, available at: 



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