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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England March 2019 including reports on the IAPT pilots and Quarter 4 2018-19 data

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, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 Mar 2019 to 31 Mar 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.

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Key Facts

In March 2019 there were:

Key findings between 1 Mar 2019 and 31 Mar 2019: 146,661 referrals to talking therapies; 88.9% started treatment within 6 weeks, 97,603 referrals started treatment and 50,233 finished a course of treatment with an average of 7.0 treatment sessions and 53.1% of those referrals that finished a course of treatment 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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