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Publication, Part of

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, October 2015 Final, November 2015 Primary and Quarter 2 2015/16

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
NHS Trusts, GP practices, Dental practices, Pharmacies and clinics, Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Jul 2015 to 31 Oct 2015


Please note that on 5th May 2016, the 'IAPT Quarterly Formatted File - Q2 2015-16' spread sheet was revised to correct the all age groups counts in the 'England' tab. All other information in the file remains unchanged. The HSCIC apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.  

This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (October 2015) and the most recent quarterly data (Quarter 2 2015/16).

This series replaces the previous Quarterly IAPT Reports, last published for the period Q3 2014-15, and provides more frequent and wider ranging information concerning the care delivered to users of NHS-funded IAPT services for adults in England.

The information contained in this release is expected to be of use to organisations delivering IAPT services for adults in England as it presents timely information intended to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services.

This information is also intended to be of interest to other audiences, including the general public, as it provides up-to-date information about access rates, waiting times and outcomes within IAPT services.

Key Facts

In October 2015:


121,906  referrals were received


of which  58,496 ( 48.0 per cent ) were self referrals.


81,743  referrals entered treatment


for which  24.3 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment.


111,665  referrals ended


of which 45,789 ( 41.0 per cent ) finished a course of treatment


for which 6.4 was the average (mean) number of attended treatment appointments


and of which 28,358 ( 61.9 per cent ) showed reliable improvement


and  41,962 ( 91.6 per cent ) started treatment at caseness


of which  19,160 ( 45.7 per cent ) moved to recovery


and  18,303 ( 43.6 per cent ) showed reliable recovery.


Waiting times for a course of treatment (for those finishing a course of treatment in July 2015)


37,870  ( 82.7 per cent ) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment


43,981 ( 96.1 per cent ) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment


Last edited: 3 July 2018 11:39 am