In the news: NICE EVA recommends CareLoop

Author: Cora Lydon

NICE recommends three digital therapies for psychosis

NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has endorsed the use of three digital therapies for the treatment of psychosis in the NHS, while further evidence is being gathered about their benefits.

The early value assessment recommendation covers AVATAR Therapy, used to manage verbal hallucinations; SlowMo, for helping manage distressing thoughts and paranoia; and CareLoop for relapse prevention…

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Author: Phil Taylor.  Published: 25 March 2024

Three digital health technologies (DHTs) used to support patients with psychosis can be used by the NHS while additional evidence of their benefits is gathered.

The recommendation comes in an early value assessment (EVA) from health technology assessment (HTA) agency NICE and covers the DHTs AVATAR Therapy to manage verbal hallucinations (hearing voices), SlowMo for managing distressing thoughts or paranoia, and CareLoop for relapse prevention. The EVA means that the developers of the DHTs can make them available to NHS care teams, provided they commit to gathering evidence on them for three years and providing NICE with an annual update on that process…

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