Antenatal and postnatal mental health (update)

Antenatal and postnatal mental health: clinical management and service guidance
In progress
Publication date
December 2014
Topic area
  • Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth
  • Mental health and behavioural conditions
  • Public health
  • Therapeutic procedures

This is an update of NICE Clinical guideline 45 (published February 2007)

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 21 September 2012
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 10 October - 7 November 2012
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 16 July - 27 August 2014
Publication date: December 2014

Project Team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Sharon Summers-Ma
Communications manager: Alice Law
Guidelines commissioning manager:

Clifford Middleton

Guidelines coordinator: Rebecca Pye
Patient involvement lead: Erin Whittingham
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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18 June 2014
The dates of the draft guideline consultation with stakeholders have changed from 30 June – 11August 2014 to 16 July – 27 August 2014
15 March 2013
The NCCs may make a focussed call for evidence on specific clinical questions or subquestions, after it has done initial searches. It will be able to make a call at any point during development of the guideline, and stakeholders will usually be given 4weeks to respond. The NCC will approach all registered stakeholders for this evidence. The NCC may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Guideline Development Group (GDG) feels it is not necessary. In addition, the NCCs will accept relevant confidential data for consideration by the GDG. The Health Economic plan, review questions and search strategies will be available on the website 5 weeks prior to consultation commencing.
23 January 2013
The scope defines what aspects of care are covered by the guideline and to whom it applies. Comments that were made by stakeholders during the consultation on the scope can be seen in the scope consultation table. The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.
8 November 2012
Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of comments received. When completed it will be posted on the website. It will define what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.The National Collaborating Centre and the Institute are in the process of agreeing details of the workplan including how the development will progress, the membership of the Guideline Development Group and timescales.
10 October 2012
The draft scope is out for consultation with stakeholders. The scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. If you wish to comment, you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed, by the deadline shown.
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