Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN)
The Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) develops clinical guidelines for NHS Scotland.
Although there are some differences in the processes of guideline development used by SIGN and NICE, they share many elements of the development process in order to avoid duplication of effort and help to provide the highest quality guidance to the NHS.
Wherever possible they work with their sponsors to ensure that the programmes are as complementary as possible - enabling them to build on, rather than duplicate, each other's work, and collectively to address as many of the clinical areas of concern to practitioners and patients as possible.
This page was last updated: 21 December 2009