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Publication, Part of

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

Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Primary Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers
Date Range:
01 Jan 2013 to 31 Mar 2013


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 includes 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.

A separate monthly publication comprises national and provider level data quality measures of some key data items in the IAPT dataset.

Rules for the creation of these measures.

Key Facts

This release of experimental analysis from IAPT Q4 data, January 2013 to March 2013 shows that:

  • Over 100 providers were successful in submitting data and the dataset is now flowing to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) for central reporting; some of the key elements of the dataset required to measure recovery are being recorded, for example:
  • 60 per cent of service requests with completed treatments had a valid provisional diagnosis.  This is important because a valid provisional diagnosis indicates which anxiety disorder specific measure (ADSM) should be used to measure change. of 96 per cent of completed treatments (including at least 2 attended treatments) had a paired PHQ9 score while 92 per cent had other relevant paired ADSM scores.
  • This is also the first time that IAPT analysis has included information on recovery data and suggests 58 per cent of service requests who completed treatment in the quarter have shown reliable improvement.
  • There were 219,948 new service requests that began in the quarter.
  • 63,940 service requests completed treatment in the quarter.


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