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


Data resubmission

Please note that this publication was updated on 16th December 2021 to include revised data for some providers. 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.

16 December 2021 09:30 AM

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 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.

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In May 2021 there were:

147,394 referrals to talking therapies

92.6% of referrals started treatment within 6 weeks

99,531 referrals started treatment

8.0 sessions of treatment on average per referral

52,041 referrals completed a course of treatment

52.5% referrals moved to recovery

53,635 Internet Enabled Therapy sessions took place

14,191 referrals with an integrated care contact

Interactive Dashboard May 2021

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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: 15 December 2021 3:48 pm