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Depression in adults [QS8]

Measuring the use of this guidance

Statement: 4

People with persistent subthreshold depressive symptoms or mild to moderate depression receive appropriate low-intensity psychosocial interventions.

Quality standard measure: Proportion of people with persistent subthreshold symptoms or mild to moderate depression who receive appropriate low-intensity psychosocial interventions.
What was measured: The proportion of people who were referred for evidence-based psychological interventions that entered treatment within the same year.
Data collection end: March 2017
69.4%
Number that met the criteria: 965379 / 1391360
Data collection end: March 2018
70%
Number that met the criteria: 1009035 / 1439957
Area covered: England
Source: NHS Digital. Psychological Therapies: Annual report on the use of IAPT services



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