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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In December 2021 there were:
124,856 referrals to talking therapies
89.9% of referrals accessing IAPT within 6 weeks
91,320 referrals accessing IAPT
8.1 sessions of treatment on average per referral
49,697 referrals completed a course of treatment
48.6% referrals moved to recovery
65.5% of referrals finishing a course of treatment showed reliable improvement
54,565 Internet Enabled Therapy sessions took place
13,304 referrals with an integrated care contact
Interactive Dashboard December 2021
Interactive Dashboard Quarter 3 2021/22
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 starting treatment 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: 30 March 2022 2:43 pm