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Quarterly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Reports, England - Final Q2 2014-15 summary statistics and related information, Experimental statistics

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Mental Health Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Jul 2014 to 30 Sep 2014


The Improving Access Psychological Therapies (IAPT) data set is a regular return of data generated by providers of IAPT services in the course of delivering these services to patients. The data also include information from Independent Sector Organisations who are also providers of NHS IAPT services.

The IAPT data set is received by the Health and Social Care Information Centre as record-level anonymised data from patient-administration systems.

Data quality and completeness

A data quality statement is produced for the Quarterly Reports and can be found in the related links below.
This publication also contains a supplementary file containing recovery rates by provisional diagnosis at provider and commissioner level.
A separate monthly publication comprises national and provider-level data quality measures of some key data items in the IAPT data set and the latest release can be accessed in the related links below.

This is the first quarterly publication from version 1.5 of the dataset. Please be aware that this change in data set has led to a number of methodological changes which may impact these figures. This impact is likely to vary at a local level. For more information on the methodological changes affecting this publication, please see the link at the bottom of the page.

Important - please note:

We identified an error affecting Line 14d of the provider and commissioner based analyses in the initial release of Quarter 2 figures. Due to a coding flag being omitted, the original version did not limit records to those with completed treatment and therefore counts in Table 14d were around 100% higher than they should have been. We replaced affected spreadsheets with new ones on the 21st April 2015 (labelled as version 2). Users of these statistics should ensure that, if re-using these figures, that they download the latest versions of the reference data tables and report. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and also that our initial release omitted the provider based file.

Key Facts

This release of experimental analysis from IAPT Q2 data, July 2014 to September 2014 shows that:

  • 151 providers were successful in submitting data to the dataset, compared with 147 in Q1 2014-15.
  • In the quarter there were 293,847 new referrals, of which 6 per cent were aged 65 or over (18,806). This compares with 273,454 new referrals in the previous quarter, of which 17,139 were aged 65 or over.
  • 191,532 referrals "entered treatment" by receiving their first treatment appointment in the quarter, an increase of 2,619 from Q1 2014-15
  • A total of 272,557 referrals ended in the quarter. Of these 114,697 (42 per cent) referrals had "finished a course of treatment", having ended after a minimum of two treatment appointments, compared to 110,450 (42 per cent) in the previous quarter.
  • 45 per cent (46,373) of the 103, 032 referrals that finished a course of treatment (which were also at "caseness" at the start of their treatment), moved to recovery. In addition 43 per cent (44,160), of these showed reliable recovery in the quarter.
  • Additionally 61 per cent (70,279) of all referrals that finished a course of treatment (114,697) showed reliable improvement.

For information on the definition of measures referred to throughout this report, please see the key terms section at the end of the executive summary.


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