Hypertension: management of hypertension in adults in primary care
Status Complete
Anticipated publication date August 2011
Process CG
Topic area
  • Cardiovascular

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Key events during the development of the guidance

Date Update
7 June 2011 The final draft of the full guideline is available for its pre-publication check. If you wish to report a factual error you need to do so via one of the registered stakeholder organisations listed, by the deadline shown.
10 June 2010 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.

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.

Development of the clinical guideline is 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. Two versions of the guideline are under preparation: a full guideline and a NICE short-form guideline. Please see timescales above for dates of consultation with stakeholders.
26 June 2009 The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) has commissioned the National Clinical Guidelines Centre – Acute and Chronic Conditions to update the clinical guideline on Hypertension, which was published by NICE in June 2006.

For further information regarding developing partial update guidelines please see the guidelines development manual 2009.