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The Dobson–Rawlins pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: impact of political independence on scientific and legal accountability

McPherson, Susan and Sunkin, Maurice (2020) 'The Dobson–Rawlins pact and the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence: impact of political independence on scientific and legal accountability.' The British Journal of Psychiatry, 216 (4). pp. 231-234. ISSN 0007-1250

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Abstract

This analysis considers whether the independence of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), while safeguarding guidelines from commercial lobbying, may render NICE legally and scientifically unaccountable. The analysis examines the role of judicial reviews and stakeholder consultations in place of peer review in light of current debates concerning the depression guideline.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Clinical governance; depressive disorders; ethics; psychiatry and law; statistical methodology
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science and Health
Faculty of Science and Health > Health and Social Care, School of
Faculty of Humanities
Faculty of Humanities > Law, School of
SWORD Depositor: Elements
Depositing User: Elements
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 09:49
Last Modified: 06 Jan 2022 14:01
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/24736

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