Violence and aggression (update)

Anticipated publication date:

Violence and aggression: the short-term management of violent and physically threatening behaviour in mental health, health and community settings
Anticipated publication date
April 2015
Topic area
  • Mental health and behavioural conditions
  • Public health

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 27 November 2012
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 14 December 2012 - 25 January 2013
Consultation on draft guideline with stakeholders: 11 November - 23 December 2014
Publication date: April 2015

Project Team

Centre for clinical practice lead: Christine Carson
Communications manager: Alice Law
Guidelines commissioning manager:

Clifford Middleton

Guidelines coordinator: Rebecca Pye
Patient involvement lead: Erin Whittingham
Implementation lead: Alexa Biesty
Guidelines Development Group: The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.

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Key events during the development of the guidance

25 March 2013
The NCCs may make a focussed call for evidence on specific clinical questions or subquestions, after it has done initial searches. It will be able to make a call at any point during development of the guideline, and stakeholders will usually be given 4weeks to respond. The NCC will approach all registered stakeholders for this evidence. The NCC may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Guideline Development Group (GDG) feels it is not necessary. In addition, the NCCs will accept relevant confidential data for consideration by the GDG. The Health Economic plan, review questions and search strategies will be available on the website 5 weeks prior to consultation commencing
28 February 2013
The scope defines what aspects of care are covered by the guideline and to whom it applies. Comments that were made by stakeholders during the consultation on the scope can be seen in the scope consultation table. The Guideline Development Group (GDG) oversees the development process.
28 January 2013
Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of comments received. When completed it will be posted on the website. It will define what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. The National Collaborating Centre and the Institute are in the process of agreeing details of the workplan including how the development will progress, the membership of the Guideline Development Group and timescales.
14 December 2012
The draft scope is out for consultation with stakeholders. The scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply. If you wish to comment, you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed, by the deadline shown.
1 April 2012
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has commissioned the National Clinical Guidelines Centre to update the clinical guideline on Violence, which was published by NICE in February 2005. For further information regarding developing partial update guidelines please see the guidelines development manual 2009.
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