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 team to develop this guideline. The team 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.
Details are correct at the time of publication of the guideline (October 2014). Further information is available on the NICE website.
Patient experience in adult NHS services (2012) NICE guidance CG138