2 Notes on the scope of the guidance
NICE guidelines are developed in accordance with a scope that defines what the guideline will and will not cover.
How this guideline was developed
NICE commissioned the National Clinical Guideline Centre to develop this guideline. The Centre established a Guideline Development Group (see appendix A), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations.
There is more information about how NICE clinical guidelines are developed on the NICE website. A booklet, How NICE clinical guidelines are developed: an overview for stakeholders, the public and the NHS is available.