IAPT workers in 350 Jobcentres

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Dear NHS England,

Recently the DWP announced an intention to co-locate IAPT workers in 350 Jobcentres, can you please email me a copy of any contracts or formal agreements that cover this decision, together with details of the working groups or DWP/NHS/DoH networks that have worked on these co-location arrangements.

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Starting from early 2016, the government will provide online Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to 40,000 Employment and Support Allowance and Jobseeker’s Allowance claimants and individuals being supported by Fit for Work. From summer 2015, the government will also begin to co-locate Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) therapists in over 350 Jobcentres, to provide integrated employment and mental health support to claimants with common mental health conditions.
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Yours faithfully,

Ian Couling

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FOI England (NHS ENGLAND), NHS England

Dear Mr Couling,

 

Re:      Freedom of Information request (Our Ref:FOI-007169)

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information (FOI) request dated 10 April
2015.

 

Your exact request was:-

 

‘Recently the DWP announced an intention to co-locate IAPT workers in 350
Jobcentres, can you please email me a copy of any contracts or formal
agreements that cover this decision, together with details of the working
groups or DWP/NHS/DoH networks that have worked on these co-location
arrangements.’

 

NHS England does not hold this information. It may be helpful if I explain
that NHS England is aware of the intention of the DWP to ask Improving
Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services to co-locate with Job
Centre Plus and Work Programme providers. However, there are no contracts
or formal agreements in place covering this aspiration.  Meetings to
discuss this proposal are planned to start in May 2015.

 

I can advise that IAPT services are open access services that accept
referrals from GPs, community groups, Job Centre Plus, DWP Work Programme
Providers as well as self-referral.  All these referral routes are
designed to ensure that anyone who has depression and anxiety disorders is
able to gain easy access to the NICE approved psychological therapies for
the treatment of depression and anxiety available from IAPT services.

 

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Freedom of Information

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