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Update on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in England: Commentary on … Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

  • Peter Fonagy (a1) and David M. Clark (a2)
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Professor Sami Timimi recently expressed concerns about the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programme. We argue that the concerns are largely unfounded and provide readers with an update on the programme.

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This is an open-access article published by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Correspondence to Peter Fonagy (p.fonagy@ucl.ac.uk)
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See Timimi's editorial in the April 2015 issue of BJPsych Bulletin, author's reply p. 252, and correspondence, pp. 261–262, this issue.

Declaration of interest

P.F. is NHS England's National Clinical Advisor for CYP-IAPT. D.C. is the National Advisor for Adult IAPT.

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Update on the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme in England: Commentary on … Children and Young People's Improving Access to Psychological Therapies

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