The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set will be in included in a future version of the Mental Health Services Data Set.
The collection of outcome data including clinical scores is a defining characteristic for stepped care and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) recommended model of delivery of psychological therapies.
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set provides an agreed national standard for data collection for commissioned providers of psychological therapy for anxiety and depression. Standardised PATIENT centred information facilitates an integrated approach to the provision of psychological therapies and leads to improvements in the quality of services.
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set supports:
- Clinicians to evaluate the effectiveness, refine and adapt the interventions provided using PATIENT outcome measures
- Development and refinement of policy relating to psychological therapies
- Monitoring the implementation and effectiveness of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Programme
- The equity of provision in relation to geographical, gender, age, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation and DISABILITY coverage of the new services
- The profile of therapy types provided, diagnosis pattern and durations of interventions and the frequency of multi-step interventions; and the relationship of these to presenting problems, medication usage, outcomes (clinical, symptomatic, work and social)
- Performance management at Clinical Commissioning Group and national level
- Better planning and management of services at local level
- Waiting Time monitoring through the central calculation of waiting times
- Monitoring of PATIENT experience to inform service delivery
- Capture of activity and movement across the stepped care pathway
- The development of a payment system for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services.
The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set includes information on:
- Care Pathways: PROVISIONAL DIAGNOSIS information, psychological intervention types, referral and sessional details
- APPOINTMENTS: Clinical, economic and social outcomes relating to the interventions provided
- Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Patient Experience Questionnaires: Improving Access to Psychological Therapies treatment and assessment questionnaires
- National Tariff Payment System: Additional data items to support the introduction and development of a payment system for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services.
The extract covers one month.
Reports are run monthly.
Further guidance relating to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set is available on the: