The Short Clinical Guidelines Technical Team (SCGTT) 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 SCGTT will approach all registered stakeholders for this evidence. The SCGTT may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Guideline Development Group (GDG) feels it is not necessary. In addition, the SCGTT will accept relevant confidential data for consideration by the GDG.
Development of the clinical guideline is under way and is being led by the Shorts Clinical Guidelines Technical Team. 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. Please see timescales above for dates of consultation with stakeholders.
25 March 2010
The remit was received from the Department of Health and the Welsh Assembly Government in February 2010 as part of the Institute's 24th wave work programme.