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The guidelines manual: consultation on the 2012 update

NICE has carried out a review of 'The guidelines manual'. This document describes the detailed process and methodology used to produce NICE clinical guidelines. It applies to both NICE's standard clinical guidelines and short clinical guidelines programmes.

Points to note

1. This update of the guidelines manual incorporates changes to reflect developments in the methods of NICE in general, such as the extra considerations around long-term care, small clarifications and minor adjustments to reflect, for example, new activities undertaken by NICE, greater experience in the use of GRADE and organisational issues such as changes in the names of particular teams in NICE.

2. A summary table of proposed changes is set out in the front of the manual and changes are highlighted throughout.

3. 'The guideline development process: an overview for stakeholders, the public and the NHS' (appendix N) is not included in the consultation because it is a derivative product from 'The guidelines manual' and therefore contains the same material.

The draft update of 'The guidelines manual' is now open for consultation. We would like to receive comments on this document from anyone who has an interest in NICE's clinical guidelines programme. Comments should be made using the comments proforma below, and the closing date for receipt of comments is Wednesday 9 May 2012.

Note: this document does not constitute the final version of ‘The guidelines manual'. The text is preliminary and may change after consultation.

Consultation period: 1 March 2012 - 9 May 2012

How to submit your comments

Please use the comments proforma below and email your completed form to guidelinesmanual@nice.org.uk before 5 pm on 9 May 2012.

NICE is committed to promoting equality and eliminating unlawful discrimination. If you have a disability that prevents you from submitting your comments via this proforma, please contact Jennifer Heaton, Guidelines Coordinator jennifer.heaton@nice.org.uk or 0207 045 2236 to arrange an alternative method.

The Institute is unable to accept

  • Comments received after the consultation deadline.
  • Comments that are not submitted using the comments proforma below (unless alternative arrangements have been agreed).
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public.
  • Attachments such as journal articles. If you wish to highlight specific studies, please cite the full journal reference in your comments.

Acknowledgement of comments

You should receive an automated acknowledgement when you submit your comments. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact Jennifer Heaton, Guidelines Coordinator jennifer.heaton@nice.org.uk or 0207 045 2236 to ensure your comments have been safely received.

Consultation documents

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