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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England - September 2018 final, including reports on the IAPT pilots and quarter 2 2018-19 data

Official statistics, Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
Geographical Granularity:
Care Trusts, Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Mental Health Trusts, NHS Trusts, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2018


IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.

This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) monthly data, including activity, waiting times, and outcomes such as recovery.

Introduced in this month's data are three new measures that provide insight into the proportion of referrals that have an appropriate ADSM questionnaire administered.

This release also includes reports from the IAPT integrated health pilot and the IAPT Employment Adviser pilot.

Key Facts

In September 2018 there were:

Key findings  between 1st April 2017 and 31st March 2018: 125,056 referrals to talking therapies; 89.6% started treatment within 6 weeks; 85,450 referrals started treatment; 6.9 sessions of treatment on average; 46,803 referrals completed course of treatment; 51.5% referrals moved to recovery
Please note that that these numbers reflect activity in the month and are not all based on the same group of referrals. The proportion of referrals starting treatment within 6 weeks, mean treatment sessions, and the recovery rate are based on referrals completing a course of IAPT treatment in the month.


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