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

Official statistics, Experimental statistics


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. An update has also been added to the Annual report on the use of IAPT services 2018-19 to include Outcome by Therapy Type. This can be accessed from the Related Links section.

This publication includes a new report showing a monthly time series for key IAPT data measures. This data is also available to view in the IAPT Monthly Interactive Dashboard.

We hope this information is helpful and would be grateful if you could spare a couple of minutes to complete a short customer satisfaction survey. Please use the survey in the related links to provide us with any feedback or suggestions for improving the report.

Key Facts

In July 2019 there were:

145,159 referrals to talking therapies

85.7% started treatment within 6 weeks

106,294 referrals started treatment

6.9 sessions of treatment on average

58,573 referrals completed a course of treatment

51.4% referrals moved to recovery

Interactive Dashboard July 2019

This tool is in Microsoft PowerBI which does not fully support all accessibility needs. If you need further assistance, please contact us for help.

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.

Last edited: 24 May 2021 12:35 pm