Transparency: Revision of NICE guidance on Depression

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In a recent post I shared a letter that I had sent to the BMJ that was not published. It was based on correspondence with Professor Sir Simon Wessely who is one of the members of a stakeholder group who requested a revision of the Draft NICE Guidelines on Depression in Adults: Recognition and Management

In correspondence with Professor Sir Simon Wessely he suggested that I make a Freedom of Information request to NICE. I followed this advice and have received the following four documents (shared here below as received).

I also share here, to provide open and transparent context, the correspondence that I had with Professor Sir Simon Wessely. I will let the reader decide on whether this is the correct thing for me to do. I have concerns that such a powerful and influential UK medical leader should confuse transparency about a matter of public interest with me as…

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