Development sources

Evidence sources

The documents below contain clinical guideline recommendations or other recommendations that were used by the TEG to develop the quality standard statements and measures.

Depression: the treatment and management of depression in adults. NICE clinical guideline 90 (2009; NHS Evidence accredited source).

Depression in adults with a chronic physical health problem. NICE clinical guideline 91 (2009; NHS Evidence accredited source).

Policy context

It is important that the quality standard is considered alongside current policy documents, including:

Department of Health (2009) New Horizons: a shared vision for mental health.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies programme.

Department of Health (2007) Mental health ten years on: progress on mental health care reform.

Department of Health (1999) National service framework for mental health: modern standards and service models.

Definitions and data sources

References included in the definitions and data sources sections can be found below:

Quality and Outcomes Framework indicators.

World Health Organisation. International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health.

The Royal College of Psychiatrists. A competency based curriculum for specialist training in psychiatry.

Specifications for the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) dataset.