2 Notes on the scope of the guidance
NICE guidelines are developed in accordance with a scope that defines what the guideline will and will not cover. The scope of this guideline is available.
This guideline is relevant to adults and young people with a diagnosis of borderline personality disorder and to primary, secondary, specialist and community healthcare services within the NHS. It comments on the interface with other services, such as prison health services, forensic services, social services and the voluntary sector. It does not include recommendations on services provided exclusively by these agencies, except when the care provided in those institutional settings is provided by NHS healthcare professionals, or funded or contracted by the NHS.
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 appendix A), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations. An independent Guideline Review Panel oversaw the development of the guideline (see appendix B).
There is more information about how NICE clinical guidelines are developed on the NICE website. A booklet, 'How NICE clinical guidelines are developed: an overview for stakeholders, the public and the NHS' is available.