Depression Care Standard 37: Specialist assessment and
treatment is available for service users with treatment-resistant,
recurrent and chronic depression.
37a The care record shows that those who appear to be resistant to
treatment when the local algorithm has been followed to its
conclusion are referred for specialist assessment and
37b Where such specialist assessment and treatment cannot be
provided locally, there are regional arrangements allowing service
users to access appropriate services, eg tertiary referral.
Supporting material for standard 37:
Specialist assessment and treatment should be available for service
users with treatment resistant, recurrent and chronic depression.