Revision of the NICE guideline for the management of depression in adults

The College is one of many stakeholders raising concerns about the methodology used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in preparing its draft guideline on the Recognition and Management of Depression in Adults (first published in July 2017).

Along with others we are concerned that the draft guideline is not fit for purpose and if published will seriously impede the care of millions of people in the UK suffering from depression, potentially even causing clinical harm.

We are a signatory on the Stakeholder position statement, which calls for a full and proper revision of the guideline to take place,allowing sufficient time for the guideline group to properly address the concerns raised by stakeholders.

We are pleased to learn that on 5 September, 62 MPs and peers signed a cross-party letter in support of our position statement led by Norman Lamb.

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