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EDM (Early Day Motion) 980: tabled on 26 February 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 23 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses grave concern over proposed changes to NICE guidelines on the recognition and management of depression in adults, which could have a profoundly detrimental impact on patient care and access to effective treatments; notes the concerns expressed by several respected clinical leaders and professional bodies that the current draft guideline, published in July 2017, is underpinned by a flawed methodology for establishing whether or not a treatment is effective which is out of step with US and European guideline methodologies; believes that national clinical guidelines on depression should properly reflect the evidence base and the weight of scientific and medical opinion; and calls on NICE to grant a second stakeholder consultation to ensure that the views of clinicians, professional bodies and patient organisations are adequately reflected in the final guidelines.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.