Clinical guidelines stakeholder registration
Clinical guidelines and quality standards
We encourage stakeholders to get involved in the development of our guidance at all stages. Organisations are encouraged to register their interest at the start of development of a new clinical guideline or quality standard. However, stakeholder organisations can register throughout the development process and contribute from that point onward.
For practical reasons, only national organisations can register as stakeholders. Local patient/carer and professional groups cannot register as stakeholders, and nor can individuals. However, they are encouraged to participate through an appropriate registered stakeholder. Registered stakeholders for each guideline are shown on the guideline summary pages. If you wish to obtain the contact name/details for a named individual at a particular stakeholder organisation please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will seek the individual's permission to release their details to you.
In the NICE clinical guideline development process, stakeholders are:
- patient and carer stakeholders: national* patient and carer organisations that directly or indirectly represent the interests of people whose care is covered by the guideline
- professional stakeholders: national* organisations that represent the healthcare professionals who provide the services described in the guideline
- commercial stakeholders: companies that manufacture the medicines or devices used in the clinical area covered by the guideline and whose interests may be significantly affected by the guideline
- Providers and commissioners of health services in England, Wales and Northern Ireland
- statutory organisations including the Department of Health, the Welsh Assembly Government, NHS Quality Improvement Scotland and the Care Quality Commission
- research organisations that have done nationally recognised research in the area.
How to become a stakeholder
Finding out about clinical guideline and quality standard topics in production
For practical reasons we cannot guarantee to notify every organisation that may have an interest in the guidance that we produce. We strongly encourage potential stakeholders to:
- Regularly check the lists of clinical guidelines and quality standards in development, and the list of consultations currently open
- Subscribe to our monthly newsletter, NICE News, which provides information on forthcoming guidance, consultations and other news.
Before completing the form, you may also wish to read the following guides:
- The NICE clinical guidelines process: an overview for stakeholders, the public and the NHS
- A guide for patients and carers: contributing to a NICE guideline.
Registering an interest
To register an interest in a particular guideline or quality standard topic, potential stakeholders should complete the stakeholder registration form. The form asks potential stakeholders to:
- describe their organisation
- indicate who the organisation represents
- outline the contribution the organisation can make to the guideline or quality standard
- provide contact details for a principal contact
Please note that normally we can only register one representative per organisation as a stakeholder for each individual topic.
Once you have become a registered stakeholder we will inform you about each new programme of guideline and quality standard topics. If you move organisations, are no longer the NICE contact for your organisation or would like to be removed from our database for any other reason, please email email@example.com
Once you have completed and submitted the stakeholder registration form, we will confirm to you in writing whether your organisation fits our definition of stakeholder or not. Please note that individuals are not accepted as stakeholders. If you have not received a confirmation within 28 days of completing the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This page was last updated: 24 May 2013