3 Other information

3.1 Scope and how this guideline was developed

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 Collaborating Centre for Mental Health to develop this guideline. The Centre established a Guideline Development Group (see section 4), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations.

The methods and processes for developing NICE clinical guidelines are described in The guidelines manual.

3.2 Related NICE guidance

Further information is available on the NICE website.



Under development

NICE is developing the following guidance (details available from the NICE website):

  • Autism: management of autism in children and young people. NICE clinical guideline. Publication expected November 2013.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)