[PDF] The IAPT data handbook : guidance on recording and monitoring outcomes to support local evidence-based practice version 2.0.1

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)
Publication date:
01 June 2011


This handbook is the latest guidance for all data collection issues within the IAPT Programme.  It replaces the IAPT Outcomes Toolkit, the IAPT Key Performance Indicators Technical Guidance and the IAPT Data Quality Assurance Process and Metrics.  All versions of these documents are superseded by this single document.

The purpose of this handbook is to:

  • Enable local partners to make the best use of IAPT outcomes data to put patients at the centre of the care pathway, deliver outcomes appropriate to need, and improve clinical practice and service quality.
  • Provide definitive guidance to enable services to collect routine outcome measures using standard clinical metrics
  • Introduce a new Clinical Record which develops the extant IAPT Minimum Data Set and will form the basis of the future National Data Set.