This consultation closes:

25 June 2018



NICE has launched a public consultation on the update of 'Developing NICE guidelines: the manual'

We want to hear your views and receive feedback on these proposals.


Consultation description

Developing NICE guidelines: the manual was published in October 2014, bringing together process and methods across public health, social care, clinical, safe staffing and medicines practice guidelines. The manual was scheduled for review in the third quarter of 2017, three years after publication.

Summary of proposals

A large number of changes have been made to the manual in light of the update process.  A summary of the key changes can be  found here: 

The summary was originally published in the NICE Public Board papers (Item 6, page 115).

Other changes have been made to reflect best current practice, introduce iterative improvements to process and methods, and improve clarity.

How to comment

  1. Read the consultation documents (updated manual chaptersupdated appendices and glossary)
  2. Fill in the consultation comments form (Word)
  3. Email your completed comments form to by 17:00 on Monday 25 June 2018.