Rheumatoid arthritis: consultation on the draft guideline

A clinical practice guideline on Rheumatoid Arthritis is being developed for use in the NHS in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Registered stakeholders for this guideline are invited to comment on the provisional recommendations via this website.

Although individuals and organisations not registered as stakeholders are able to comment, we recommend that you contact the registered stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them. We work closely with stakeholder organisations and take their views very seriously.

Note that the provisional recommendations presented here do not constitute the Institute's formal guidance on this topic. The recommendations are provisional and may change after consultation.

 

Consultation dates: 8 August - 3 October 2008

 

Consultation documents:

The full version describes the evidence and views that have been considered, and sets out the provisional recommendations that have been developed.

The (NICE) short version presents the provisional recommendations only with some brief supporting information.

What will happen to your comments:

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the developers at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders and nominated expert reviewers ONLY will be formally responded to by the developers and posted on the NICE website after the final guideline is published
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.
  • Please note: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

Acknowledgement of comments:

You should receive an automated acknowledgement from the email box when you email your comments. If you do not receive this acknowledgement, please contact the relevant Guidelines Coordinator to ensure your comments have been safely received.

Comments received in the course or consultations carried out by the Institute are published in the interests of openness and transparency, and to promote understanding of how recommendations are developed. The comments are published as a record of the submissions that the Institute has received, and are not endorsed by the Institute, its officers or advisory committees.

Anticipated publication date: February 2009

 

Further information

 

This page was last updated: 30 March 2010