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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England February 2019 including reports on the IAPT pilots

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 Feb 2019 to 28 Feb 2019


UPDATE 27th September 2019: Please note that this product has been updated since its original publication to provide further breakdowns by diagnosis and to correct a known issue. Further details can be found in the ‘Notes and definitions’ tab of the Data Tables spreadsheet. NHS Digital apologise for any inconvenience caused.

UPDATE 19th July 2019: The original Additional Analyses of Therapy-Based Outcomes Data Tables contained an error and was replaced with an updated version

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 reports from the IAPT integrated health pilot and the IAPT Employment Adviser pilot, as well as a supplementary analysis of therapy-based outcomes.

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Key Facts

In February 2019 there were:

Key Findings between 1st  and 28th February 2019: 137,647 Referrals recieved; 88,6% started treatment within 6 weeks; 93,098 Referrals started treatment; 6.9 Treatment sessions on average; 46,212 Referrals completed a course of treatment; 53.6% Referrals moved to recovery
Please note that 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.


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