Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 1st March 2017.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

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.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

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.

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