One of the stated targets of the IAPT programme is that for referrals finishing a course of treatment in the month, 75% enter treatment within 6 weeks, and 95% within 18 weeks5. These are based on the waiting time between the referral date and the first attended treatment appointment.
Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England September 2020 Final including report on the EA in IAPT pilotOfficial statistics, Experimental statistics
- Publication Date:
- 14 Jan 2021
- 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 2020 to 30 Sep 2020
The chart below shows that, nationally, waiting times measures have consistently been above the target, particularly the proportion seen within 6 weeks.
For an explanation of the terms used and further information about how measures are calculated in IAPT see the 'Guide to IAPT data and publications' at www.digital.nhs.uk/iaptreports.
5See p16-17 of The Mandate: A mandate from the Government to NHS England: April 2015 to March 2016, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/386221/NHS_England_Mandate.pdf