Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) is an NHS programme rolling out services across England offering interventions approved by the National Institute of Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) for treating people with depression and anxiety disorders.
The NHS in east Kent is committed to making sure that talking therapies are available for people with anxiety, depression and other common mental health problems. We want people who need talking therapies to get a high quality service and have a choice of provider.
The current contracts for NHS talking therapies which started in 2012 run out at the end of December 2015.
So the four clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in east Kent, which plan and pay for the majority of local health services, have carried out a procurement for organisations to provide talking therapies from 1 January 2016 (more…)