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New figures released on Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

21 July 2015: Figures published today shed new light on referrals to psychological therapies for NHS patients in England during January to March 2015.

*Regional information is available within this report

The report publishes new monthly and quarterly data which focus on the number of referrals entering treatment; the number of referrals which finished a course of treatment and a breakdown by gender, age and ethnicity. The figures also show the recovery rate for those that have finished a course of treatment.

The number of referrals entering treatment and the recovery rate are the official figures used to measure the NHS England and Health Education England mandates that: "by the end of 2014/15 IAPT services should be providing timely access to treatment for at least 15 per cent of those who could benefit, with a recovery rate of at least 50 per cent."

Today's analysis can be viewed at: http://www.hscic.gov.uk/pubs/iaptapr15

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Notes to editors

1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 260 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.

2. For media enquires or interview requests please contact media@hscic.gov.uk or telephone 0300 30 33 888. Please note the change to our media line number.

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