Quality statement 8: Severe depression and a chronic physical health problem

Quality statement 8: Severe depression and a chronic physical health problem

Quality statement

People with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem receive a combination of antidepressant medication and individual cognitive behavioural therapy.

Quality measure

Structure: Evidence of local arrangements to provide a combination of antidepressant medication and individual cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to people with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem.

Process: Proportion of people with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem who receive a combination of antidepressant medication and individual CBT.

Numerator – the number of people in the denominator receiving a combination of antidepressant medication and individual CBT.

Denominator – the number of people with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem.

What the quality statement means for each audience

Service providers ensure systems are in place to provide people with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem with a combination of antidepressant medication and individual CBT.

Healthcare professionals ensure people with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem receive a combination of antidepressant medication and individual CBT.

Commissioners ensure they commission services to provide a combination of antidepressant medication and individual CBT to people with severe depression and a chronic physical health problem.

People with severe depression and a long-term physical health problem receive antidepressants along with one-to-one CBT.

Source guidance

NICE clinical guideline 91 recommendation 1.5.1.3

Data source

Structure: Local data collection.

Process: Local data collection.