People can comment on our guidance at specific stages in its development. This means stakeholders and others with an interest in our guidance can feed back into the decision making process.
The consultation process
This can vary between the different types of guidance. There are normally 3 main opportunities for external consultation.
We ask if a technology should be evaluated, and what the scope of the evaluation should be. The scope can include which parts of the topic, technology, condition or disease are considered.
Depending on the guidance type, this is called either scope consultation or topic engagement.
We invite comments on a draft version of the guidance.
Often, questions for stakeholders get posted with the draft guidance.