Overview of 2019 surveillance methods

Overview of 2019 surveillance methods

NICE's surveillance team checked whether head injury: assessment and early management (NICE guideline CG176) remains up to date. The 2019 surveillance followed an exceptional review process, consisting of:

  • A focused literature search for new evidence.

  • Feedback from topic experts via a questionnaire.

  • Examining related NICE quality standards.

  • Examining Coroners' reports and considering NICE correspondence received.

For further details about the process and the possible update decisions that are available, see ensuring that published guidelines are current and accurate in developing NICE guidelines: the manual.


No equalities issues were identified during the surveillance process.

Overall decision

After considering all evidence and other intelligence and the impact on current recommendations, we decided that a partial update is necessary.

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This page was last updated: 05 September 2019