when will the Government insist on an independent evaluation of the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Service? These are the concerns raised in my just published paper ‘Ensuring IAPT Makes A Real-World Difference’ see link http://mhfmjournal.com/Inpress.html
The Key Messages are:
- Over the last decade over £3billion has been spent on the UK
Government’s Improving Access to Psychological Treatment
programme, without any independent assessment of outcome.
• IAPT claims a 50% recovery rate but other evidence suggests
that only the tip of the iceberg recover.
• Expansion of IAPT beyond its remit of depression and anxiety
disorders should be halted, until it has been demonstrated
that it adequately performs its’ core task.
Clinical Commissioning Groups are being defrauded by IAPT’s claimed recovery rates
Dr Mike Scott