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Protect and Promote Counselling

Over the past two years, we've engaged robustly with the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) as they've updated their guidance on Depression in adults. We're pleased to see that this engagement has paid off and that the latest draft guidance continues to support the case for counselling as an effective intervention for the treatment for depression in adults.  

NICE consultation on draft guidance

The consultation ended on 12 September and we have responded in a robust manner, raising many concerns with the proposed draft guideline including questioning NICE’s privileging of RCT evidence, their failure to include large standardised routine datasets and their assumptions of the cost-effectiveness of the recommended interventions.

We would also like to take this opportunity to thank all of you who shared your views on what the proposed changes mean for you and your clients.

pdf file  BACP response to the draft NICE guidance on depression (0.46Mb

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