National Workforce Census - Adult IAPT Services

We are pleased to announce on behalf of Professor Lisa Bayliss-Pratt (Chief Nurse, Health Education England) and Julian Emms (chair of the NHS Benchmarking Network’s Mental Health Reference Group) that the NHS Benchmarking Network is facilitating a national workforce census for adult IAPT services that will take place across all providers in England over the period July to September 2019.

As part of its role in the expansion and development of adult IAPT services Health Education England is carrying out a national workforce benchmarking exercise of the provision of adult IAPT services across England and has commissioned the NHS Benchmarking Network to collect this data for both NHS and non NHS providers

The information provided from the census will assist us to build a comprehensive profile of the adult IAPT workforce, that can be used to develop evidence-based plans for the future workforce needs of adult IAPT services. This work takes place in the context of significant planned investment into mental health services, the implementation of the Five Year Forward View, Stepping Forward and the NHS Long Term Plan.

This workforce benchmarking exercise will produce a profile of all adult IAPT staff which will inform the delivery of the regional workforce and delivery plans and the national investment strategy.

On completion of this exercise, participating organisations will receive a bespoke report for each adult IAPT team based on the data collated. For further information about participation or any assistance with data collection, please contact the NHS Benchmarking Network team (Zoe Morris and Josh Davies) via or

The timescales for this survey are relatively short and we require the data specification to be completed by 9th September 2019.