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. This is the first release of data from version 2.0 of the IAPT dataset. We have summarised the changes from previous IAPT reports in the Methodological Change Notice which can be found in the related links at the bottom of this page.
IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.
This release also includes experimental statistics from the IAPT Employment Adviser pilot.
COVID-19 and the production of statistics
Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) disruption, it would seem that this is now starting to affect the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets, including IAPT. We are also starting to see some different patterns in the submitted data. For IAPT, whilst the number of submitters remains unchanged, there is a significant change in the rates for recovery and improvement for this month compared to the last 12 months. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period. For the duration of the COVID-19 period, we are now doing some early reporting to help with monitoring of any impact using provisional IAPT data. A link to this is available in the Related links below.
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In September 2020 there were:
133,518 referrals to talking therapies
90.3% started treatment within 6 weeks
97,225 referrals started treatment
7.5 sessions of treatment on average per referral
53,888 referrals completed a course of treatment
51.6% of referrals moved to recovery
6,498 Internet Enabled Therapy sessions took place
19,898 referrals with an integrated care contact
Interactive Dashboard September 2020
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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 session, and the recovery rate are based on referrals completing a course of IAPT treatment in the month.
Last edited: 15 December 2021 2:33 pm