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2015 Adult IAPT Workforce Census

03 November 2016

The 2015 Adult Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Workforce Census provides a snapshot of the size and shape of the IAPT workforce in 2015 in England. The current report follows on from previous census reports from 2012 and 2014, and provides insight into the growth and stability of the IAPT workforce.

The purpose of this report is to provide a clear insight into the capacity of current IAPT services to offer National Institute for Health and Clinical Experience (NICE) recommended psychological therapies for people experiencing depression and other anxiety disorders.

By highlighting issues such as skill gaps, staff retention vs staff turnover, training, etc, the information gathered by the census can then be used to inform future workforce planning discussions and future IAPT education commissioning.

With a response rate of 90% the 2015 census is considered to give a reliable and robust picture of current standings, and the findings of this report should provide a detailed picture of the present IAP workforce and the various issues which require further attention and investigation.

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