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Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Initial Evaluation of the Two Demonstration Sites


  • David M. Clark
  • Richard Layard
  • Rachel Smithies


The Government's Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) programme aims to implement NICE Guidance for people with depression and anxiety disorders. In the first phase of the programme, two demonstration sites were established in Doncaster and Newham with funding to provide increased availability of cognitive-behaviour therapy-based (CBT) services to those in the community who need them. The services opened in late summer 2006. This paper documents the achievements of the sites up to September 2007 (roughly their first year of operation) and makes recommendations for the future roll out of IAPT services.

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  • David M. Clark & Richard Layard & Rachel Smithies, 2008. "Improving Access to Psychological Therapy: Initial Evaluation of the Two Demonstration Sites," CEP Discussion Papers dp0897, Centre for Economic Performance, LSE.
  • Handle: RePEc:cep:cepdps:dp0897

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    1. R. Laynard & D. Clark & M. Knapp & G. Mayraz, 2007. "Cost-benefit analysis of psychological therapy," National Institute Economic Review, National Institute of Economic and Social Research, vol. 202(1), pages 90-98, October.
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    1. Teghtsoonian, Katherine, 2009. "Depression and mental health in neoliberal times: A critical analysis of policy and discourse," Social Science & Medicine, Elsevier, vol. 69(1), pages 28-35, July.

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    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; CBT; Psychological therapy; Evaluation; Cost benefit analysis; IAPT;

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    • I12 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Health Behavior

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