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 Internal Clinical Guidelines Programme to develop the inpatient recommendations (labelled [new 2013]) of this guideline, and the National Collaborating Centre for Nursing and Supportive Care (NCC-NSC) to develop the community recommendations (labelled [2004]) of this guideline. Each team established a Guideline Development Group (see sections 4 and 5), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations.

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

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