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Using the list of clinical guidelines in development

What the columns show

  • Title
    Title of guideline in development. The titles link to the summary sheets for each topic.
  • Wave
    The Department of Health (DH) and the Welsh Assembly Government refer topics to NICE in waves (batches). The wave number indicates when the topic was referred to NICE. Before July 2001, guidelines and cancer service guidance were either part of the 'inherited work programme' (that is, they were in progress when NICE was established), or they were within the first or second programme of newly commissioned topics. The word 'wave' has been used since July 2001 (NICE also uses this term for its technology appraisals) - the 6th wave being the first to include guideline topics. From July 2001, there have been approximately two waves a year. For each topic, the second column will say:
    • Inherited (in development when NICE was established)
    • 1st programme (referred to NICE in November 1999)
    • 2nd programme (referred to NICE in November 2000)
    • N th wave (referred from July 2001 onwards)
    • Review (updated version of a previously issued document).
  • Anticipated publication date
    The date NICE expects the clinical guideline to become available.
  • Process
    The process indicates whether the clinical guideline is following the standard clinical guideline process (CG) or the short clinical guideline process (SCG).

Sorting the information

The information can be sorted by: title (alphabetically), wave number, anticipated publication date or process. Simply click on the relevant column heading once or twice depending on whether you want an ascending or a descending list.

This page was last updated: 30 December 2009

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