IAPT - Quarterly Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Reports, England - Final Q1 2014-15 summary statistics and related information, Experimental statistics


The Improving Access Psychological Therapies (IAPT) data set is a regular return of data generated by providers of IAPT services in the course of delivering these services to patients. The data also include information from Independent Sector Organisations who are also providers of NHS IAPT services.

The IAPT data set is received by the Health and Social Care Information Centre as record-level anonymised data from patient-administration systems.

Data quality and completeness

A data quality statement is produced for the Quarterly Reports and can be found in the related links below.

This publication also contains a supplementary file containing recovery rates by provisional diagnosis at provider and commissioner level.

A separate monthly publication comprises national and provider-level data quality measures of some key data items in the IAPT data set and the latest release can be accessed in the related links below.

Key Facts:

This release of experimental analysis from IAPT Q1 data, April 2014 to June 2014 shows that:

  • 147 providers were successful in submitting data to the dataset, compared with 143 in Q4 2013-14.
  • In the quarter there were 273,454 new referrals, of which 6 per cent were aged 65 or over (17,139). This compares with 297,691 new referrals in the previous quarter, of which 17,075 were aged 65 or over.
  • 188,913 referrals “entered treatment” by receiving their first treatment appointment in the quarter, a decrease of 8,308 from Q4 2013-14.
  • A total of 264,445 referrals ended in the quarter. Of these 110,450 (42 per cent) referrals had “finished a course of treatment”, having ended after a minimum of two treatment appointments, compared to 101,816 (41 per cent) in the previous quarter.
  • 45 per cent (44,379) of the 98,579 referrals that finished a course of treatment (which were also at “caseness” at the start of their treatment), moved to recovery. In addition 43 per cent (42,252), of these showed reliable recovery in the quarter.
  • Additionally 60 per cent (66,700) of all referrals that finished a course of treatment (110,450) showed reliable improvement.

For information on the definition of measures referred to throughout this report, please see the key terms section at the end of this document.



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Additional Information

Coverage Start Date 2014-04-01
Coverage End Date 2014-06-30
Origin HSCIC
Frequency Quarterly
Homepage http://www.hscic.gov.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=16203
License UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
Publisher NHS Digital
Visibility PUBLIC
Source http://www.hscic.gov.uk/searchcatalogue?productid=16203
Data Quality Assurance False
Geographical coverage England, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups
HSCIC_unique_id 16203
Public Access Level Public
language en-GB
release_date October 15, 2014
status Live