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NICE delays depression guideline labelled 'not fit for purpose' by GP expert group


The choice of drugs available to GP's depends very much on the local prescribing formula not NICE recommendations. It very much depends on the budget available not the evidence. NICE experts tend to be anyone who has free time to attend and have strong views backed by personal preference, as any hint of conflict of interest precludes their involvement. As a concept NICE is a great idea but needs to use real world people and real world data to make decisions taking into account how their recommendations can realistically be implemented in the current financial envelope.

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24 Apr 2018

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