Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)
Dear North East London NHS Foundation Trust,
Given that almost two thirds of all IAPT’s referrals each year never begin a course of treatment or drop out before they finish a course of treatment:
Can you tell me whether IAPT follows up on what happens to people who drop out as far as receiving any treatment for their common mental health issues?
Gavin Ivor Robinson
Thank you for your Freedom of Information request.
Talking therapies do not routinely follow up clients who don’t wish to
continue with their referral or drop out of treatment. Psychological
provision in primary care requires people to be able to engage in the
process and it is considered an important factor for good outcomes in
However we do inform the referrer and confirm closure of the case in
writing so that the individual can make further contact with us as needed.
Information Governance Team
North East London NHS Foundation Trust
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