The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care, and whose guidelines are used across the NHS. NICE are developing a new Interventional Procedures Guidance which looking at using Deep brain stimulation (DBS) for obsessive-compulsive disorder.
NICE are inviting OCD-UK members and service-users views on the procedure, these are the three important questions we are asking people with OCD (and/or carers) to comment on about the potential use of DBS for OCD.
- What do patients (or carers) think the advantages of the procedure or operation are?
- What do patients (or carers) think the disadvantages of the procedure or operation are?
- Are there any groups of patients who might benefit either more or less from the procedure or operation than others? If so, please describe them and explain why.
Please send your comments by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All submissions will be submitted to NICE by us anonymously.
Please submit to us by 5pm on Friday 6th December 2019.