Familial breast cancer: classification, care and managing breast cancer and related risks in people with a family history of breast cancer.

You can now review and comment on this draft guideline update.

The consultation closes on 05 January 2017 at 5pm

How to comment

1. Register your organisation

Your organisation needs to be registered as a stakeholder before we can accept comments.

Not eligible? Contact the stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them.

2. Read the consultation documents

You are invited to comment on the review of the evidence and the committee’s conclusions in this update. These are marked as [2017] or [new 2017].

Where recommendations are shaded and end [2004] and [2013], the evidence has not been reviewed since the original guideline published in 2004 or guideline update in 2013. We will not be able to accept comments on these recommendations.

Documents to comment on:

If you want to review the economic model, please see 5. Economic models below and fill in the confidentiality form.

Other information about the consultation

3. Add your comments

  • You must use this form.
  • You must declare any links with, or funding from, the tobacco industry

If you share similar views with another organisation, send a joint response.

Make sure you consider:

  • The areas that will have the biggest impact on practice and be challenging to implement
  • How to help users overcome challenges

Developing NICE guidelines: how to get involved suggests some other areas to comment on.

4. Email the form to us

Email: FBCscUpdate@nice.org.uk

Deadline: 05 January 2017, 5pm

5. Economic model

The Developer has produced economic models to support the guideline on familial breast cancer. To receive an executable version of this model, please submit a request to FBCscUpdate@nice.org.uk, with a signed copy of the confidentiality acknowledgement and undertaking form.

We will then send you a link to an executable version of the economic model(s) by email. The deadline for returning your comments is the same as for the guideline consultation: 05/01/17.

Please note: 

  • Economic models and their contents are confidential and are protected by intellectual property rights, which are owned by the Developer. They can only be used to inform your understanding of the guideline. They should not be used to inform the development of other economic models, and should not be re-run except to test reliability.


As set out on the confidentiality form:

  • Models and their contents should only be shown to people in your organisation who need to see them to help you respond to the guideline consultation.
  • You must ensure that anyone you show the files to understands that they are bound by the terms of the confidentiality acknowledgment and undertaking form.
  • You must not copy the files, and must delete them from your records on publication of the guideline.
  • You should not publish the models in whole or in part, or use them for any purpose other than participating in the consultation process.

This page was last updated: 02 December 2016