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Quarterly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Reports, England - Final Q3 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 Oct 2014 to 31 Dec 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 release is the second quarterly report produced from the newest version of the dataset, version 1.5. This version of the dataset was mandated from July 2014.

Please note that the format of IAPT reports is changing. From April 2015 a new monthly report will be released, which will contain a high level of detail on activity measures at a CCG, Provider and CCG-Provider combination level. This will be accompanied each quarter with a supplementary file containing key measures broken down by Problem Descriptor (previously known as provisional diagnosis) and demographic characteristics. This new product will replace the existing publication structure, and so this report will be the last in this format.   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 3 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 Q3 data, October 2014 to December 2014 shows that:

  • 154 providers were successful in submitting data to the dataset, compared with 151 in Q2 2014/15.

  • In the quarter there were 313,349 new referrals, of which 6 per cent were aged 65 or over (19,178). This compares with 293,847 new referrals in the previous quarter, of which 18,806 were aged 65 or over.

  • 202,051 referrals "entered treatment" by receiving their first treatment appointment in the quarter, an increase of 10,519 from Q2 2014/15.

  • A total of 287,691 referrals ended in the quarter. Of these 117,813 (41 per cent) referrals had "finished a course of treatment", having ended after a minimum of two treatment appointments, compared to 114,697 (42 per cent) in the previous quarter.

  • 44 per cent (47,036) of the 106,165 referrals that finished a course of treatment (which were also at "caseness" at the start of their treatment), moved to recovery. In addition 42 per cent (44,793) of these showed reliable recovery in the quarter.

  • Additionally 60 per cent (71,155) of all referrals that finished a course of treatment (117,813) showed reliable improvement.


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