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Publication, Part of

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, July 2015 Final, August 2015 Primary and Quarter 1 2015/16

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics, Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Apr 2015 to 31 Aug 2015


04 December 2015 - We have made some additions to this publication, including new analyses for monthly and quarterly data files. Full details are available in the 'Announcing Changes to Monthly IAPT Reports' document below.

24 November 2015 - Please note that there has been a minor correction to the "IAPT Monthly DQ Report July Final Data" file; the provider code 'RVRD7' has been changed to 'RWRD7' in the 'Supplementary information about data quality' section.

This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (July 2015) and the most recent quarterly data (Quarter 1 2015/16).

This series replaces the previous Quarterly IAPT Reports, last published for the period Q3 2014-15 and provides more frequent and wider ranging information concerning the care delivered to users of NHS funded IAPT services for adults in England.

The information contained in this release is expected to be of use to organisations delivering IAPT services for adults in England as it presents timely information intended to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services.

This information is also intended to be of interest to other audiences including the general public as it provides up to date information about access rates, waiting times and outcomes within IAPT services.

Several new measures are included for users' benefit. Details of these changes can be found in the 'Announcing Changes to IAPT monthly reports' document below, as well as in the Metadata file found on the link below.

Key Facts

In July 2015:


115,727 referrals were received


of which 51,662 (44.6 per cent) were self referrals.


82,766 referrals entered treatment


for which 28.1 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment.


118,183 referrals ended


of which 50,546 (42.8 per cent) finished a course of treatment


for which 6.5 was the average (mean) number of attended treatment appointments


and of which 31,018 (61.4 per cent) showed reliable improvement


and 45,900 (90.8 per cent) started treatment at caseness


of which 20,974 (45.7 per cent) moved to recovery


and 19,929 (43.4 per cent) showed reliable recovery.


Waiting times for a course of treatment (for those finishing a course of treatment in July 2015)


40,387 (79.9 per cent) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment


48,530 (96.0 per cent) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment




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