Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

Appendix B. Sources of evidence considered by the Committee

A. The assessment report for this appraisal was prepared by School of Health & Related Research (ScHARR).

Kaltenthaler E, Brazier J, De Nigris E, Tumur I, Ferriter M, Beverley C, Parry G, Rooney G, Sutcliffe P. Computerised cognitive behaviour therapy for depression and anxiety update: a systematic review and economic evaluation. December 2004

B. The following organisations accepted the invitation to participate in this appraisal. They were invited to make submissions and comment on the draft scope, Assessment Report and the Appraisal Consultation Document (ACD). Consultee organisations are provided with the opportunity to appeal against the Final Appraisal Determination.

I) Manufacturer/sponsors:

  • Media Innovations Ltd

  • Mental Health Foundation

  • ST Solutions Ltd

  • Ultrasis

II) Professional/specialist and patient/carer groups:

  • Association of British Healthcare Industries (ABHI)

  • Anxiety Care

  • British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy

  • British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

  • British Psychological Society

  • Counsellors and Psychotherapists in Primary Care

  • Department of Health

  • Mental Health Foundation

  • National Phobics Society

  • Royal College of Nursing

  • Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • South Cambridgeshire Primary Care Trust

  • Triumph over Phobia

III) Commentator organisations (without the right of appeal):

  • Institute of Psychiatry

  • National Primary Care Research & Development Centre

  • National Public Health Service for Wales

  • NHS Quality Improvement Scotland

C. The following individuals were selected from clinical expert and patient advocate nominations from the professional/specialist and patient/carer groups. They participated in the Appraisal Committee discussions and provided evidence to inform the Appraisal Committee's deliberations. They gave their expert personal view on computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for depression and anxiety by attending the initial Committee discussion and/or providing written evidence to the Committee. They were invited to comment on the ACD.

  • Dr Paul Blenkiron, Consultant in Adult and Community Psychiatry and Senior Lecturer, Bootham Park Hospital York nominated by the Royal College of Psychiatrists

  • Professor Dave Peck, Professor of Health Research, University of Stirling nominated by the Institute of Psychiatry

  • Miss Myrna Rollins, patient expert nominated by the National Phobics Society

  • Mrs Celia J Scott Warren, patient expert nominated by Triumph over Phobia