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Recent accreditation renewals

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Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to produce clinical guidelines. The renewed accreditation is valid until 12 May 2022 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in the framework for clinical guideline development (2018). The original accreditation term began on 28 October 2011.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - Diagnostics Assessment Programme

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the NICE Diagnostics Assessment Programme to produce Healthcare Technology Guidance. The new term runs until 30 September 2022. It is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Diagnostics Assessment Programme manual (December 2011).

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Royal College of Radiologists

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Royal College of Radiologists to produce iRefer referral guidelines. The renewed accreditation is valid until 30 June 2022 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in RCR iRefer guidelines: Making the best use of clinical radiology: the process for the eighth edition 2013–2017. The original accreditation term began on 30 June 2010.

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Royal College of Pathologists

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by The Royal College of Pathologists to produce Datasets, tissue pathways and guidance. The renewed accreditation is valid until 25 July 2022 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘Guidance for Authors’ (2017). The original accreditation term began on 25 July 2012.

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National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme

NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence - Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme to produce Medical Technologies Guidance. The renewed accreditation is valid until 24 November 2021 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in the Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme Process Guide (2017). The original accreditation term began on 24 November 2011.

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Government of Western Australia – Diagnostic Imaging Pathways

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Government of Western Australia Department of Health to produce Diagnostic Imaging Pathways. The renewed accreditation is valid until 26 April 2022 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Principles for Creating and Managing Content (2017). The original accreditation term began on 26 April 2012.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Care Considerations Working Group

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Care Considerations Working Group to produce ‘Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ (2017). The new term runs until 19 September 2021. It is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘DMD Care Considerations Update Methodology Report’ (2017).

Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and the British Thoracic Society

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and the British Thoracic Society to produce the ‘British guideline on the management of asthma’. The renewed accreditation is valid until 31 January 2021 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in SIGN 50: a guideline developer’s handbook (2015).The original accreditation term began in January 2012 and was retrospectively applicable from May 2011.

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Royal College of Occupational Therapists

We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to produce practice guidelines. The renewed accreditation term is valid until 16 January 2023.