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


On a sensible tone , take the point that we should welcome and give people a chance to amend the mistake(s) they make . Question however is : how often this make a mistake-amend- make another mistake-another amendment cycle can be allowed repeating itself? Especially we are talking about an establishment with some authorities in contrast to individuals. That is the simple reason why we support Dr BG and condemn the system failure(responsibility of the hierarchy) instead . As I wrote in the past , the more power and authority one has , the less ‘freedom’ of insouciance one can ‘enjoy’ because one has to be responsible for the interests of individuals. And there has to be check and balance . The other point about the differences between ‘central recommendations’ and local prescribing formularies was very valid and exactly epitomises the contradiction and ambivalence between central authority and local , devolved power groups. We see this political conundrum between central and local governments all over the time.

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25 Apr 2018

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