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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

Official statistics, Experimental statistics

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.

Please note the timeseries data in this publication was updated on 07 March 2022 to include revised data, for some providers, for the period September 2020 to May 2021. The core data for July 2021 is unaffected. This is following a one-off resubmission exercise that took place in August 2021 and covered the data period September 2020 to May 2021 inclusive.

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

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Introduction

Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is an NHS programme in England that offers interventions approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)¹, for treating people with depression or anxiety.

The IAPT programme is supported by a regular return of data generated by providers of IAPT services in the course of delivering those services to patients. These data are received by NHS Digital and published in monthly reports.

This report summarises activity in the IAPT programme for July 2021². It shows key information about activity, patient outcomes, and waiting times.

A monthly time series of the key IAPT measures is also available in the Interactive dashboard for this publication.

Main findings

Information about the IAPT programme is based broadly on three areas:

• Outcomes: whether referrals measurably improved as a result of a course of IAPT therapy;

• Waiting times: how long referrals waited to be seen or treated by providers of IAPT services;

• Activity: such as how many referrals were received, treated, or ended in the month, or how many appointments took place.

Activity

142,485 new referrals were received in July 2021.

102,380 referrals entered treatment in the month.

144,868 referrals ended (for any reason) in the month.

Waiting times

Of the 58,655 referrals that finished a course of treatment in July 2021, 92.3% waited less than 6 weeks and 98.8% waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment.

Outcomes

55,146 referrals finished a course of treatment in July 2021 having started at caseness³, of which 28,144 (51%) moved to recovery.



¹ https://www.nice.org.uk/

² All historical IAPT publications can be found at http://www.digital.nhs.uk/iaptreports.

³ ‘Caseness’ is the term used in IAPT to define a clinical case of anxiety or depression. See the ‘Guide to IAPT data and publications' published at http://www.digital.nhs.uk/iaptreports for details.



Last edited: 7 March 2022 4:29 pm