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Publication, Part of

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, January 2016 Final, February 2016 Primary and Quarter 3 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 Oct 2015 to 31 Jan 2016


This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (January 2016) and the most recent quarterly data (Quarter 3 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.

Key Facts

In January 2016:


119,470 referrals were received


of which 63,788 (53.4 per cent) were self-referrals


84,913 referrals entered treatment


for which 28.4 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment


104,946 referrals ended


of which 42,298 (40.3 per cent) finished a course of treatment


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


and of which 27,060 (64.0 per cent) showed reliable improvement


and 38,900 (92.0 per cent) started treatment at caseness


of which 18,652 (47.9 per cent) moved to recovery


and 17,759 (45.7 per cent) showed reliable recovery.


Waiting times for a course of treatment (for those finishing a course of treatment in January 2016):


35,677 (84.3 per cent) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment


40,761 (96.4 per cent) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment


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