Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Overview

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set will be in included in a future version of the Mental Health Services Data Set.

Background:

The Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme is an NHS programme in England, which started in 2008, that has transformed treatment of anxiety disorders and depression through the delivery of interventions approved by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set has been developed to support the Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Programme through a regular national return of data. This includes for example: supporting commissioning, service improvement and service design.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set is a PATIENT level, output based, secondary uses data set which aims to deliver robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable information for PATIENTS accessing NHS-funded Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Services located in England.

As a secondary uses data set, the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct PATIENT care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets to be extracted or derived from local information systems. These national definitions allow Health Care Providers to extract data from their local systems in a consistent manner, which supports national and local reporting to be undertaken.

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set includes information on:

Submission Information:

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set is submitted centrally on a monthly basis via the Strategic Data Collection Service in the Cloud (SDCS Cloud) maintained by NHS Digital.

Further guidance relating to the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set is available on the NHS Digital website: at Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set.