Finding more information and committee details

Finding more information and committee details

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Developing the recommendations

The recommendations were not developed by the usual NICE guideline systematic review process because it was not anticipated that evidence reviews would identify significant new published research on advocacy beyond that which has been identified in previous NICE guidelines. The committee used the nominal group technique to vote on statements relating to each area of the scope. The statements were based on documents received in response to a call for evidence and additional documents identified by the guideline committee, which underwent critical appraisal. The committee based the recommendations on these statements, recommendations from existing NICE guidelines, and their knowledge and experience.

For full details of the evidence and the guideline committee's discussions, see the evidence reviews. You can also find information about how the guideline was developed, including details of the committee.

Putting the guideline into practice

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