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Mental Health Services

Question for Department of Health

UIN 65545, tabled on 24 February 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what proportion of people referred to improving access to psychological therapies waited less than (a) six and (b) 18 weeks for their first appointment to receive treatment.

Answered on

1 March 2017

The final monthly access and waiting time data for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) for November 2016 were published by NHS Digital on 21 February. Of those completing a course of IAPT treatment, 88.8% waited less than six weeks to receive treatment, and 98.5% waited less than 18 weeks to receive treatment.

Answered by

Department of Health and Social Care
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