Alpha-Stim AID for anxiety. NICE is currently working to respond to the operational challenges posed to our normal work programmes. The stakeholders and advisory committees involved in the development of our guidance include a large number of frontline NHS staff. We know that their priority in this crisis is caring for patients and we do not want to draw them away from this vital work. For this reason, we are reviewing all of our guidance in development and will be prioritising only therapeutically critical topics at this time. Please accept our apologies for any disappointment this may cause. This is a rapidly changing situation and we will keep our approach under review. Our priority is to support the NHS to care for people during this difficult time. At present we’re not able to confirm the key dates for this guidance topic.
Status In progress
Process MT
ID number 477

Provisional Schedule

Committee meeting: 1 24 July 2020
Draft guidance 14 August 2020 - 14 September 2020
Committee meeting: 2 18 September 2020
Resolution 19 October 2020
Expected publication 30 November 2020

Project Team

Project lead Ying-Ying

Email enquiries


Manufacturers Electromedical Products International Inc
  The Microcurrent Site Limited ( Distributor)
Patient carer organisations Anxiety Alliance
  Anxiety UK
  Maternal OCD
  No Panic
  Northern Ireland Agoraphobia and Anxiety Society (NIAAS)
  OCD - UK
  OCD Action
  PANDAS Foundation
  Social Anxiety UK (SA-UK)
  Triumph Over Phobia
  Aware Defeat Depression (NI)
  Depression UK
  Action Mental Health (AMH) NI
  Big White Wall
  Mental Health Alliance (MHA)
  Mental Health Foundation (MHF)
  Mental Health Foundation (MHF)
  The Sleep Council
Professional groups • Royal college of psychiatrists
  • Association of British Neurologists
  • Association of Neuroscience Nurses
  • Brain Research UK
  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • British Association of psychotherapists
  • British Pain Society
  • British Psychological Society
  • British Psychotherapy Foundation
  • College of Mental Health Pharmacy
  • Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care
  • Institute of Neurology
  • Primary Care Mental Health Education
  • Primary Care Neurology Society
  • Royal College of Anaesthetists
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Physicians
  • Society of British Neurological Surgeons
  • The Association of Neurophysiological Scientists
  • United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy


Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
18 February 2020 Stakeholder registration opens

For further information on how we develop guidance, please see our page about NICE medical technologies guidance