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Quarterly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Reports, England - Final Q4 2013-14 summary statistics and related information, Experimental statistics

Official statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Mental Health Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups
Date Range:
01 Jan 2014 to 31 Mar 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 Routine Quarterly Reports and can be found in the related links below.
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.


Please note:

On 18 July 2014 the file 'CCG level monthly supplementary statistics' was replaced to correct an error in line 15 (Number of

referrals which ended in the reporting period having finished a

course of treatment, where the service user has moved to recovery), whereby service users who had not moved to recovery were also included. Provider and commissioner statistics in the release were unaffected by this error. The HSCIC apologises for any inconvenience caused. 

Key Facts

This release of experimental analysis from IAPT Q4 data, January 2014 to March 2014 shows that:

  • 143 providers were successful in submitting data to the dataset, compared with 141 in Q3 2013-14.
  • In the quarter there were 297,691 new referrals, of which 6 per cent were aged 65 or over (17,075). This compares with 262,365 new referrals in the previous quarter, of which 15,091 were aged 65 or over.
  • 197,221 referrals "entered treatment" by receiving their first treatment appointment in the quarter, an increase of 22,111 from Q3 2013-14.
  • A total of 247,644 referrals ended in the quarter. Of these 101,816 (41 per cent) referrals had "finished a course of treatment", having ended after a minimum of two treatment appointments, compared to 93,830 (40 per cent) in the previous quarter.
  • 45 per cent (40,609) of the 90,485 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 (38,546), of these showed reliable recovery in the quarter.
  • Additionally 60 per cent (60,919) of all referrals that finished a course of treatment (101,816) 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 this document.

Please note that the '65 or over' group above were incorrectly described as 'over 65' for the Q3 and Q2 2013-14 releases in this series.


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