This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) monthly data, including activity, waiting times, and outcomes such as recovery.
IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety. This release also includes experimental statistics from the IAPT Employment Adviser Pilot.
Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, it would seem that this is affecting the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We are also seeing some different patterns in submitted data. For IAPT, whilst the number of submitters remains unchanged, there is a significant change in the rates for recovery and improvement since pre-Covid-19 months.
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Please note: the term 'entering treatment/started treatment' has been replaced with 'accessing IAPT/ accessing services' throughout these publication pages.
Figure 2: The value for completed course of treatment was incorrectly displaying the value for treatment ended (135,258). This has been corrected to 54,574
In August 2021 there were:
138,078 referrals to talking therapies
91.8% of referrals accessing IAPT within 6 weeks
95,793 referrals accessing IAPT
7.8 sessions of treatment on average per referral
54,574 referrals completed a course of treatment
49.8% referrals moved to recovery
53,323 Internet Enabled Therapy sessions took place
13,708 referrals with an integrated care contact
Interactive Dashboard August 2021
Please note that these numbers reflect activity in the month and are not all based on the same group of referrals.
The proportion of referrals accessing IAPT within 6 weeks, mean treatment session, and the recovery rate are based on referrals completing a course of IAPT treatment in the month.
Last edited: 17 December 2021 6:31 pm