Psychological Therapies: Annual Report on the use of IAPT services, 2015-16

NHS Digital, October 2016

This report published by NHS Digital, examines activity, waiting times and outcomes for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme run by the NHS in England.

It found a strong relationship between deprivation levels and whether patients recover from mental illness after “talking” therapies such as counselling, CBT and peer support. Over 200,000 referrals were received from the most deprived 10% of areas, compared with under 92,000 from the least deprived areas. Whilst 55% of patients from the least-deprived areas recovered, only 35% of those in the most deprived areas did so.

The report also found recovery rates differed with gender and ethnicity. Recovery rates were higher amongst white ethnicities compared to all other ethnicities.

Click here to view the full report.