Mental Health Services

Department of Health written question – answered on 9th November 2015.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Shadow Minister (Mental Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 20 October 2015 to Question 11305, if he will ask NICE to undertake a technical appraisal of psychological therapies.

Photo of George Freeman George Freeman The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has issued guidelines recommending the use of psychological therapies in the treatment of a number of conditions and there are no plans to ask NICE to undertake a technology appraisal of psychological therapies.

Details of NICE guidelines available can be found at: www.nice.org.uk/Guidance.

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