Update on NICE guidance on depression
NICE has announced that it wants to consider additional current evidence before issuing a second draft of its adult depression guidelines. It will then re-consult stakeholders for a third time before final publication of the guidance in December 2019.
In a statement last week, NICE admitted that the ‘evidence base’ used to create the previous draft recommendations ‘needs updating’. This means that the guidance on depression will come nearly two years after the planned release of January 2018.
NICE said: “In response to consultation feedback and the views of the NICE committee, NICE has decided to re-run the evidence searches to include the most up-to-date research on the management of depression in adults, including new work on patient choice and a focus on shared decision making.”