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

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Trusts
Date Range:
01 Jan 2019 to 31 Jan 2019


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.

This publication includes a new report showing the count of referrals entering treatment in the three months up to the current reporting month.

Key Facts

In January 2019 there were:

Key findings between 1 January and 31 January 2019: 154,514 referrals to talking therapies; 89.5% started treatment within 6 weeks; 103,524 referrals started treatment; 6.9 sessions of treatment on average; 51,190 referrals completed course of treatment; 52.3% 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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