NICE has agreed to postpone the publication of their draft guidance on adult depression to February 2020 and have also added a new consultation period prior to that date. The BPC, as part of a broad stakeholder coalition, has been supporting the call for NICE to develop its new guidelines on the management of depression in adults taking into account ‘parity of esteem’, long-term outcomes and important aspects of patients’ experience, such as quality of life and wellbeing.
We are pleased to announce the initial results of the first stage of consultation around the Scope of Education and Practice (SCoPEd) project. SCoPEd is a ground-breaking project that aims to set out the training and practice standards for counselling and psychotherapy.
We are looking for new Board members to help continue the development of the BPC.
Two clinical (Registrant) Trustees are sought who have a strong empathy with the BPC’s strategic objectives and who are looking to make a contribution to the strengthening of BPC as an organisation and the long- term development of the psychoanalytic profession.
The government published the NHS Long Term Plan on 7 January 2019.
The BPC has welcomed the publication of the plan and its specific commitment to improve mental health provisions by increasing funding by £2.3 billion a year by 2023/24 to: