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Time for a Sea-Change: NICE Guidelines Need a Revised Methodology. A report of an ongoing stakeholder campaign against the draft guideline on depression

04 June 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This event is free and open to BPS members and the general public. Registration is required. See Pricing tab for more information.
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Earlier this year, pressure from a coalition of all major UK mental health professional bodies, patient organisations and MPs, led to an unprecedented achievement: A third revision of the proposed NICE guideline on Depression in Adults.

In this presentation, Dr Felicitas Rost will provide an overview of the key issues and important methodological concerns that this group of stakeholders has raised.

They stress that if these were not adequately addressed in this third revision, it would -in their opinion- result in misleading treatment recommendations affecting the care of millions of people suffering from depression.

It would furthermore affect future research and services, as a number of the treatments we offer might not be able to be recommended despite an existing evidence-base and service users’ preference for longer-term treatments.

Please note: the deadline for registration is midnight on the 30th of May.

The British Psychological Society
30 Tabernacle Street

Event Location: 


17:45 Arrive
18:00 Talk
19:00 Discussion / Q&A time



Dr Felicitas Rost, The Tavistock and Portman NHS foundation Trust

Dr Rost has been spearheading the campaign since it started in July 2017 and looks forward to a lively discussion about the need for a paradigm shift - and what we can do - in order to make treatment guidelines for psychological therapies fit for purpose. 

Dr Rost worked as a senior researcher on the Tavistock Adult Depression Study (TADS), and is the current research lead at the Portman Clinic and president of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR) UK. 


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