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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England March 2020 Final including reports on the IAPT pilots and Quarter 4 2019-20 data

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Trusts
Date Range:
01 Mar 2020 to 31 Mar 2020

Summary

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 integrated health pilot and the IAPT Employment Adviser pilot.

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.

COVID-19 and the production of statistics

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, it would seem that this is now starting to affect the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We are also starting to see some different patterns in the submitted data. For IAPT, whilst the number of submitters remains unchanged, there is a significant change in the rates for recovery and improvement for this month compared to the last 12 months. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period. For the duration of the COVID-19 period, we are now doing some early reporting to help with monitoring of any impact using provisional IAPT data. A link to this is available in the Related links below.

As part of the IAPT Version 2.0 changes, we are reviewing our publication outputs and looking to redesign our Power BI Dashboards. If you would like to provide input into the redesign and provide any feedback before the new dashboards go live, please contact us via email: mh.analysis@nhs.net

Key Facts

In March 2020 there were:

Image for infographic 108,330 referrals to talking therapies
108,330 referrals to talking therapies
Image for infographic 87.1% started treatment within 6 weeks
87.1% started treatment within 6 weeks
Image for infographic 96,046 referrals started treatment
96,046 referrals started treatment
Image for infographic 6.7 sessions of treatment on average per referral
6.7 sessions of treatment on average per referral
Image for infographic 58,050 referrals completed a course of treatment
58,050 referrals completed a course of treatment
Image for infographic 47.7% of referrals moved to recovery
47.7% of referrals moved to recovery
Image for infographic Interactive Dashboard Quarter 4 2019/20
Interactive Dashboard Quarter 4 2019/20

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.

Resources

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Last edited: 25 June 2020 10:29 am