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Upcoming Webinar: Time for a Sea-Change: NICE Guidelines Need a Revised Methodology

Sunday, June 23, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Time for a Sea-Change: NICE Guidelines Need a Revised Methodology

Presenter: Felicitas Rost/ June 27, 2019, at 10 am EST.
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Abstract: Since July 2017, the SPR UK has been leading a major stakeholder campaign calling on the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) to conduct a ‘full and proper revision’ of its 2009 guidelines on the Recognition and Management of Depression in Adults. Dozens of leading health organisations and individuals have now joined the stakeholder coalition and signed the position statement. They stress that if the identified serious methodological flaws are not adequately addressed, it would result in misleading treatment recommendations affecting the care of millions of people suffering from depression. It would furthermore effect existing treatment services, the psychotherapeutic workforce and future research practices. Earlier this year, pressure from the coalition, supported by important UK MPs and peers, led to an unprecedented achievement: A third revision of the proposed guideline.

In this presentation, Dr Felicitas Rost, current president of the SPR UK Chapter, will provide an overview of the campaign she’s been spearheading, as well as outline the key methodological concerns raised in some detail. She will argue for a much needed paradigm shift in order to make treatment guidelines for mental health fit for purpose.

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