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Digital mental health tech for children and young people recommended by NICE in first rapid healthtech guidance

wired-gov-logo(Source: https://www.wired-gov.net/) Four digital technologies that can help children and young people with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or low mood have been recommended for use in the NHS once they achieve regulatory approval.

The guided self-help digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) technologies can be used as an initial treatment option for those aged 5 to 18 while evidence is being generated.

These technologies will be able to be used once they have been given Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) approval by NHS England.

This topic is the first to be published as final early value assessment (EVA) guidance, new NICE guidance that provides conditional recommendations on promising health technologies that have the potential to address national unmet need.

This evaluation looks at promising technologies that can be used within the NHS while further evidence is generated to enable earlier access for patients. NICE guidance will then be reviewed to include this additional evidence and make a recommendation on the routine use across the NHS.

Early value assessment guidance is expected to take around 6 months to produce. This is quicker than the current time scale for NICE medical technologies guidance.

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