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Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is a United Kingdom initiative to improve access to psychological therapies. It was a result of the economic evaluations [1] by Professor Lord Richard Layard and a Labour Party Election policy [2] [3]. The aim of the project is to increase the provision of evidence based treatments for anxiety [4] and depression [5] by primary care organisations. This includes workforce planning to adequately train the mental health professionals required [6].

Initial indications show that the project has resulted in good clinical outcomes[7] [8] and is cited as an good example of the use of stepped-care to disseminate cognitive behavior therapy[9]. It is predicted that by 2011, approximately 900 000 people will have received treatment, 3600 new staff will have been trained, possibly removing 25 000 people from sick pay and sickness benefits[10].

There has been some criticism for the sole use of cognitive behaviorial therapy as the only funded therapy[11].

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  1. "The Depression Report. A new deal for depression and anxiety disorders". London School of Economics. http://cep.lse.ac.uk/textonly/research/mentalhealth/DEPRESSION_REPORT_LAYARD2.pdf. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  2. "Fit for purpose". The Guardian (London). 18 February 2009. http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2009/feb/18/mental-health3. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  3. Middleton H (2008). "Quality improvement in primary care mental health practice. A case for political intervention?". Qual Prim Care 16 (6): 419–24. PMID 19094417.
  4. "NICE treatment guidance for anxiety". http://www.nice.org.uk/CG022quickrefguide. Retrieved 26 April 2009.[dead link]
  5. "NICE treatment guidance for depression". http://www.nice.org.uk/CG023quickrefguide. Retrieved 26 April 2009.[dead link]
  6. "IAPT policy and guidance". Department of Health. http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Publications/PublicationsPolicyAndGuidance/DH_084065?IdcService=GET_FILE&dID=163498&Rendition=Web. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  7. Richards DA, Suckling R (February 2009). "Improving access to psychological therapies: Phase IV prospective cohort study". Br J Clin Psychol 48 (Pt 4): 377–96. doi:10.1348/014466509X405178. PMID 19208291.
  8. Clark and Layard et al (March 2009). "Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Initial Evaluation of Two UK Demonstration Sites". http://lancashirecare.wordpress.com/2009/07/19/improving-access-to-psychological-therapy-initial-evaluation-of-two-uk-demonstration-sites/. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
  9. Taylor CB, Chang VY (2008). "Issues in the dissemination of cognitive-behavior therapy". Nord J Psychiatry 62 Suppl 47: 37–44. doi:10.1080/08039480802315673. PMID 18752117.
  10. "Technical Guidance for IAPT Key Performance Indicators". March 2009. http://www.iapt.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/iapt-kpi-technical-guidance-march-2009r.pdf. Retrieved 26 April 2009.
  11. Hope, Jenny (2 August 2009). "Mail on line. Talk therapy for the depressed 'could be wasting millions', say psychotherapists". Daily Mail (London). http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-1032591/Talk-therapy-depressed-wasting-millions-say-psychotherapists.html. Retrieved 2 August 2009.
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