Response to NICE consultation on guideline scope for gambling: identification, diagnosis and management
14 December 2021
“The Commission on Crime and Problem Gambling was launched by the Howard League for Penal Reform in 2019 and is scheduled to run until the end of 2022. The Chair of the Commission is Lord Peter Goldsmith QC. He leads a team of 16 Commissioners, comprising of academics and professionals with expertise in the criminal justice system and public health, as well as experts with knowledge of the gambling industry and with lived experience of addiction. The Commission seeks to answer three questions:
- What are the links between problem gambling and crime?
- What impact do these links have on communities and society?
- What should be done?
“The Commission welcomes NICE’s focus on developing a guideline for gambling and the opportunity to respond to the draft scope. We make several observations based on the research we have collated and conducted which we would be happy to share further with NICE as the guidance is developed.”