BABCP Response - NICE Consultation January 2022

IAPT’s Bonfire Night

Yesterday Pulse published its’ investigation of IAPT, it was the effigy on the bonfire despite NHS England’s protestations, see link below:

It follows close on the heels of the BBC investigation., see link

What is still not properly recognised is that despite over £1billion being spent on IAPT there has been no independent assessment and my work suggests just a 15% recovery, it is a scandal.


Dr Mike Scott


Abuse of Power

Gross Abuse of Power – Misdirection of Therapy A Bigger Scandal Than The Misselling of PPI’s

I mentioned in an earlier post that a former client of mine, ‘Angela’, lost contact with her children because a psychiatrist diagnosed her as having an ’emotionally unstable personality disorder’.

The case has now been partially heard in Court and an Expert Witness agreed with me that the diagnosis was unfounded, as there had been no adherence to the agreed diagnostic criteria for the disorder. In the interim, despite my protestations, Social Services  were insistent she attend Group Mentalisation Therapy, a treatment targetted at people with a personality disorder. Social Services refused to respond to my two reports. To date ‘Angela’ has increased access and the legal case against the local authority is ongoing, I and ‘Angela’ are therefore limited in what we can say at this stage. But cavalier diagnosis and misdirected therapy are a national scandal. ‘Angela’ is happy to write on this Forum at the conclusion of the case. The horrors she has endured are unspeakable and a consequence of a systemic abuse of power in Health and Social Services.

Dr Mike Scott

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