The guidelines manual: previous versions
The guidelines manual 2009
The 2009 edition of ‘The guidelines manual' describes the process and methods used for clinical guideline development between 2009 and 2012. Guidelines that were published or in development during this time will have followed the process and methods from the 2009 manual for some or all stages of their development. Please note that some changes to the process of guideline development were introduced during this period after public consultation and approval from the NICE board, and these are now integrated into the 2012 manual. The methods sections of draft and published full guidelines will specify which version of the manual was used for each stage of development.
Clinical guidelines published before 2009 will have been developed in accordance with earlier versions of ‘The guidelines manual'. The methods section of the full guideline specifies which version of the manual was used for each stage of development.
This page was last updated: 03 December 2012