The 2021 – 22 IAPT Annual Report delivered an unexpected surprise. Set against other therapy modalities, and its own past performance, the recovery rate for CBT has deteriorated significantly in the past year. Here, we showcase the data and speculate on what might lie behind this drop in performance. I have to confess I don’t…Read More
Are You Any Good…as a Therapist?
It’s a provocative question, isn’t it? It’s also the title of a recent blog post, more of which below. Looking back at my outcomes over 25 years, the answer depends on what period I’m looking at. I know that when I’ve got complacent, or stopped looking at my data, it’s shown in my outcomes. So,…Read More
Can benchmarks improve IAPT performance?
It doesn’t take much digging into national IAPT 2020 – 21 data to discover big differences between service provision in different areas. In the last blog we highlighted (against a national recovery rate of 51%) the performance of Brighton and Hove (34%) and Stoke on Trent (64%) NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) . In this…Read More
The IAPT postcode lottery: What’s changed?
Why is the recovery rate of one IAPT area 13% higher than the national average? Why is the recovery rate of another 17% lower? And why is the recovery rate of the first almost double the second? In this first of a two-part series we drill into the data to reveal the IAPT postcode lottery.…Read More