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Psychological Therapies: reports on the use of IAPT services, England, May 2017 final, including reports on the integrated services pilot.

Publication date: 09:30 August 24, 2017


This statistical release makes available the most recent Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) monthly and quarterly data, including activity, waiting times, and outcomes such as recovery. It also makes available additional experimental statistics about a pilot programme for integrated IAPT services.

IAPT is run by the NHS in England and offers NICE-approved therapies for treating people with depression or anxiety.

Unfortunately we have identified an issue with the Report On Integrated IAPT Services - Data file, May 2017 and have removed it from the publication on 22/09/2017. Corrected Integrated IAPT data tables will be released as soon as possible, within the June 2017 publication ( We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause


Key Facts

In May 2017 there were:

  • 127,243 new referrals
  • 87,932 referrals entered treatment
  • 48,209 referrals finished a course of treatment, of which:
  • 89.3 per cent waited less than 6 weeks and 99.0 per cent waited less than 18 weeks to enter treatment
  • 44,990 started treatment at caseness, with 50.0 per cent moving to recovery


Date Range: 01 May 2017 to 31 May 2017
Geographical coverage: England
Geographical granularity: NHS Trusts, GP practices, dental practices, pharmacies and clinics, Care Trusts, Mental Health Trusts, Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Clinical Commissioning Groups

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