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NICE says yes to digital CBT for children with anxiety

pharmaphorum-logo(Source: https://pharmaphorum.com/) UK cost-effectiveness agency NICE has said that guided, self-help digital cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) apps can be used by the NHS for initial treatment of children and young people with anxiety – at least while more information is gathered.

New guidance from the health technology assessment (HTA) organisation covers four digital technologies that it says can help the five to 18 age group with mild to moderate symptoms of anxiety or low mood, once they are approved for use by NHS England under its Digital Technology Assessment Criteria (DTAC) framework.

This is the first example of a green light being given under NICE's early value assessment (EVA) pathway for medtech innovations, which was piloted with five apps for mild anxiety last year and aims to provide quicker access to digital health products, diagnostics, and devices that could relieve pressure on the NHS.

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