Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) data standard

Letter from Bruce Calderwood, Director Mental Health and Disability, Department of Health; and Brian Derry, Director NHS Information Centre.



The Information Standards Board has approved the IAPT dataset as a national operational standard. All IAPT services will be expected to return data to a central reporting system from April 2012. During 2011, IAPT services should make required changes to information systems and processes in readiness for mandation in 2012.