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Few IAPT referrals lead to recovery

29th January 2014

Figures from the Health and Social Care Information Centre show fewer than 6% of referrals made under the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme resulted in 'reliable recovery'.


According to the data collected only 51,900 out of 883,968 new referrals in 2012/13 led to 'reliable recovery'.

The current government is investing £400m into the IAPT programme, piloted in 2008, to pay for it to be rolled out nationally by the end of 2014/15.

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Adam McGowan

Wednesday 5th February 2014 @ 14:51

Interesting, however according to the last article regarding this only 127,000 of the 884,000 referrals had initially met the "caseness threshold" when they entered treatment. Of these, 54,000 (43%) had achieved recovery by the time they completed treatment. - See more at: http://www.healthcare-today.co.uk/news/mental-health-treatment-figures-released/25045/#sthash.1yPN3b5V.dpuf

It would be interesting to see whether such recovery is long-lasting (or whether IAPT offers only a band-aid therapy), however shock statistics such as this "only 6% resulted in reliable recovery" loses credibility by omitting all of the facts.

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