NICE supports NHS England’s perinatal mental health initiative
Posted: 24 August 2016 | Niamh Louise Marriott, Digital Content Producer | No comments yet
Professor Mark Baker, Director of Guidelines at NICE, said, “Having a baby is a time of huge change and any woman can find herself needing help…
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)’s 2014 guideline on Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance and quality standard Antenatal and postnatal mental health from February 2016 not only cover treatments, but also look at providing women with the information and support they need before they become pregnant.
Professor Mark Baker, Director of the Centre for Guidelines at NICE, said, “Having a baby is a time of huge change and any woman can find herself needing help. Our guideline is about spotting what is not normal for each individual woman and ensuring she receives the treatment that is right for her.
“Giving women the right treatment at the right time can have a profound effect – not just for the mother, but her family too. The positive effect of getting this right can last for years.”
“NICE welcomes the announcement of this fund today which will help services across the country ensure more women receive the best care as recommended in our guidance.”
NHS, The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)