Quality standard

Quality statement 12: Lack of response to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks

Quality statement 12: Lack of response to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks

Quality statement

People with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks have their treatment plan reviewed.

Quality measure

Structure

Evidence of local arrangements to identify people with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks and to review treatment plans.

Process

Proportion of people with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 8 weeks who have their treatment plan reviewed.

Numerator – the number of people in the denominator receiving a review of their treatment plan.

Denominator – the number of people with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 8 weeks.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure systems are in place for reviewing treatment plans for people with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks.

Healthcare professionals ensure people with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks have their treatment plan reviewed.

Commissioners ensure they commission services that review the treatment plans for people with depression that has not responded adequately to initial treatment within 6 to 8 weeks.

People with depression whose symptoms have not much improved 6 to 8 weeks after starting treatment have their treatment plan reviewed.

Definitions

The term 'people with depression' includes all people with depression and a chronic physical health problem.

Data source

Structure

Local data collection.

Process

Local data collection.