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Publication, Part of

Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England July 2020 Final including reports on the IAPT pilots

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

IAPT Enter Treatment Rolling Quarter Report and Monthly Time Series for Key Measures delayed.

IAPT Enter Treatment Rolling Quarter Report - May 2020 - July 2020
and Monthly Time Series for Key Measures July 2019 - July 2020 are delayed. 

Apologies for the inconvenience caused, these files will be published as soon as possible. 

8 October 2020 09:30 AM

IAPT Monthly Time Series for Key Measures now available.

The time series data is now available.

16 October 2020 18:15 PM

IAPT Entering Treatment Rolling Quarter Report now available

The entering treatment rolling quarter report is now available.

20 November 2020 08:59 AM

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Waiting Times

One of the stated targets of the IAPT programme is that for referrals finishing a course of treatment in the month, 75% enter treatment within 6 weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks5. These are based on the waiting time between the referral date and the first attended treatment appointment.

87.5% of referrals waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment

Calculating Waiting Times

In July 2020, this calculation is performed as follows:

49,715 / 56,797 * 100 = 87.5%

Sub-national waiting times rates are published in the Monthly Activity Data File as columns ‘FirstTreatment6WeeksFinishedCourseRate’ and ‘FirstTreatment18WeeksFinishedCourseRate’.

The chart below shows that, nationally, waiting times measures have consistently been above the target, particularly the proportion seen within 6 weeks.

For an explanation of the terms used and further information about how measures are calculated in IAPT see the 'Guide to IAPT data and publications' at



5See p16-17 of The Mandate: A mandate from the Government to NHS England: April 2015 to March 2016, available at:

Last edited: 18 November 2021 2:52 pm