Pregnancy and complex social factors: scope consultation

NICE have been asked to develop a clinical practice guideline on the management of women with complex social problems for use in the NHS in England and Wales. The draft scope defines what aspects of care the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.  Registered stakeholders for the this guideline are invited to submit comments on the scope and may suggest clinical questions that could be answered in the guideline.

Although individuals and organisations not registered as stakeholders are able to comment, we recommend that you contact the registered stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them. We work closely with stakeholder organisations and take their views very seriously.


Consultation dates: 29 April - 27 May 2008

Consultation documents:


How to submit your comments:

Please use the comments proforma and return by email to or on a disk to:

Bobbie Lloyd
Guidelines Coordinator
National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
MidCity Place
71 High Holborn

The Institute is unable to accept:

  • more than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • comments received after the consultation deadline
  • comments that are not on the correct proforma
  • confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
  • personal medical information about yourself or another person from which your or the person?s identity could be ascertained.


What will happen to your comments

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the developers at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders and nominated expert reviewers ONLY will be formally responded to by the developers and posted on the NICE website after the final scope is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.

Acknowledgement of comments

You should receive an automated acknowledgement from the email box when you email your comments.  If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact the relevant Guidelines Coordinator to ensure your comments have been safely received.

Consultation on draft guideline: 14 December - 5 February 2010

Anticipated publication date: 23 June 2010

Further  information

This page was last updated: 29 July 2010