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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England - December 2020 Final including a report on the IAPT Employment Advisers pilot and Quarter 3 2020-21 data

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

Data resubmission

Please note that this publication was updated on 16th December 2021 to include revised data for some providers. This is following a one off resubmission exercise that took place in August 2021 and covered the data period September 2020 to May 2021 inclusive.

Please note that due to processing errors, the Quarterly Activity Data File and accompanying interactive dashboard were not included in the reissued data. The updated quarterly dashboard was published on 21 February 2022.

16 December 2021 09:30 AM

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NHS Digital also publishes a wide range of information about activity in the IAPT programme within the month.

41.7% of all referrals that ended completed a course of treatment

The chart below shows the relative volumes of referrals that were received, entered treatment, ended, and finished a course of treatment in each month.

There is a degree of seasonality in these volumes, with slightly less activity around December. There is higher activity where there are more working days in the month such as July.

It is important to note that these numbers are not based on the same group of referrals as each other. A referral that was received in December 2020 did not necessarily enter treatment in this month, and is less likely again to have ended in the month. The number of referrals that finished a course of treatment is a subset of all referrals that ended in the month. In December 2020, 42.4% of referrals that ended had finished a course of IAPT treatment. Referrals can end having had different levels of contact with the service; these are shown in the chart below.

Each quarter, more detailed data are published about activity. The most recent quarterly data, Quarter 3 2020/21, can be found at:



3Percentages for each variable will not sum to 100% as a subgroup was either not recorded or was recorded using an invalid code for some records.

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