View PDF version here . Primary level healthcare involves all services that are available directly to you as a first point of contact. For OCD this includes your GP surgery and the primary care mental health team. The NICE guidelines recommend this step for support around management or initial treatment... Read more
View PDF version here . Secondary level healthcare is also sometimes referred to as ‘hospital and community care’. It involves more specialised services that offer emergency response and planned treatment for individuals with more severe or complex symptoms. You will need a referral from a primary care service (usually a... Read more
View PDF version here . Whether you are personally struggling with an obsessive-compulsive condition or supporting someone who does, this pack has been designed to support you to navigate the NHS mental health system and understand what should be happening at each step. Accessing treatment can be a challenge, especially... The NICE guidelines for OCD and BDD The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) publishes guidelines for health and social care. Guidelines have been published for many conditions as well as particular practices, and they provide evidence-based recommendations and advice. These guidelines apply to England and Wales, but... Read more
A large number of people contact OCD Action because they are concerned about a friend or family member who seems to be struggling with OCD. Often, they don’t know how to raise the subject or, if they have talked about it in the past, their friend or family member does... Read more