The remit (see links below) for this guideline was received from the Department of Health and the National Assembly for Wales.The scope (see links below) defines what aspects of care are covered by the guideline and to whom it applies.
4 July 2002
Development of the clinical guideline in under way and is being led by the National Collaborating Centre. The Guideline Development Group meets regularly to oversee and assist the identification, review and synthesis of the evidence, the incorporation of expert consensus opinion and the translation of the evidence into recommendations for practice and audit criteria. Three versions of the guideline are under preparation: a full guideline, a NICE short-form guideline and a patient version.
9 July 2002
Expected date of issue amended.
7 July 2003
Expected date of issue, dates of first and final draft consultations amended.
13 October 2003
Consultation on the first consultation draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being modified in the light of comments received. Please see timescales above for the dates of the final round of consultation with stakeholders.
19 December 2003
Consultation on the final consultation draft of the guideline is complete and the guideline is being modified in the light of comments received.