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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Report, March 2016 Final, April 2016 Primary and most recent quarterly data (Quarter 3 2015/16)

23:21 June 22, 2017 - 09:30 June 21, 2016
Publication date: June 21, 2016
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This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) final monthly data (March 2016) and the most recent quarterly data (Quarter 3 2015/16).

This series replaces the previous quarterly IAPT reports, last published for the period Q3 2014/15, and provides more frequent and wider-ranging information concerning the care delivered to users of NHS-funded IAPT services for adults in England.

The information contained in this release is expected to be of use to organisations delivering IAPT services for adults in England, as it presents timely information intended to support discussions between providers and commissioners of services.

This information is also intended to be of interest to other audiences, including the general public, as it provides up-to-date information about access rates, waiting times and outcomes within IAPT services.

Key facts

In March 2016:
118,989 referrals were received
of which 63,667 (53.5 per cent) were self-referrals
87,131 referrals entered treatment
for which 24.5 days was the average (mean) waiting time between referral and first treatment appointment
122,746 referrals ended
of which 49,442 (40.3 per cent) finished a course of treatment
for which 6.4 was the average (mean) number of attended treatment appointments
and of which 31,291 (63.3 per cent) showed reliable improvement
and 45,179 (91.4 per cent) started treatment at caseness
of which 21,637 (47.9 per cent) moved to recovery
and 20,569 (45.5 per cent) showed reliable recovery
Waiting times for a course of treatment (for those finishing a course of treatment in March 2016):
41,358 (83.6 per cent) waited less than 6 weeks to enter treatment
47,818 (96.7 per cent) waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment



Date Range: March 01, 2016 to April 30, 2016
Geographical coverage:
Geographical granularity:
NHS Trusts
Care Trusts
Mental Health Trusts
GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics
Independent Sector Health Care Providers
Clinical Commissioning Groups

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