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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England - July 2021 Final including a report on the IAPT Employment Advisors Pilot

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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England - July 2021 Final including a report on the IAPT Employment Advisors Pilot

Monthly Time Series for Key Measures

An issue has been identified in the CCG data for April and May 2021. This is a result of the recent CCG mergers, which came into effect in April 2021. Some providers have submitted activity under the old (pre-April 2021) CCG codes, and this activity has been mapped to ‘unknown CCG code’, instead of the correct new CCG code.

This is being reviewed and corrected data will be published when it is available.

14 October 2021 09:30 AM

IAPT Enter Treatment Rolling Quarter Report

An issue has been identified with the data in the IAPT Enter Treatment Rolling Quarter Report. This issue is being investigated and the file will be made available as soon as possible.

14 October 2021 09:30 AM


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 experimental statistics from the IAPT Employment Adviser Pilot.

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, it would seem that this is affecting the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We are also seeing some different patterns in submitted data. For IAPT, whilst the number of submitters remains unchanged, there is a significant change in the rates for recovery and improvement since pre-Covid-19 months.

Several measures have been excluded from Employment Adviser csv data file for April 2021 due to data quality issues. The excluded measures are: EA112, EA115, EA118, EA121 and EA124.

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Figure 2 update: The value for completed course of treatment was incorrectly displaying the value for treatment ended (144,868). This has been corrected to 58,655

In July 2021 there were:

142,485 referrals to talking therapies

92.3% of referrals started treatment within 6 weeks

102,380 referrals started treatment

7.8 sessions of treatment on average per referral

58,655 referrals completed a course of treatment

51% referrals moved to recovery

55,355 Internet Enabled Therapy sessions took place

14,907 referrals with an integrated care contact

Interactive Dashboard July 2021

Please note 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: 17 December 2021 6:30 pm