Status In progress
Developed As CG
Topic area
  • Diagnostic procedures
  • Gynaecology, pregnancy and birth

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 21 July 2015
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 13 August 2015 - 11 September 2015
Expected publication 06 March 2019

Project Team

Developer National Guideline Alliance

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
11 September 2018 - 23 October 2018 Draft guidance consultation
20 July 2018 Pre-consultation documents released
29 March 2017 Stakeholder list updated
09 January 2017 Committee list updated
31 October 2016 - 25 November 2016 Addendum consultation
31 October 2016 Committee meeting: Obstetric stream
02 June 2016 Consultation comments published
02 June 2016 Scope published
11 May 2016 Consultation comments published
11 May 2016 Scope published
11 May 2016 Equality impact assessment published
05 April 2016 - 26 April 2016 Draft scope consultation
02 December 2015 Committee meeting: Medical stream
11 September 2015

Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of the comments. The final scope will be posted here. It will define what the guideline will cover.

We are in the finalising details for developing the guideline, including the membership of the Committee and timescales.

13 August 2015

We are consulting on the draft scope for this guideline and recruiting committee members between 13 August 2015 and 11 September 2015.

The scope defines what the guideline will cover. We want to hear your views.

The Committee looks at the evidence and develops the recommendations in the guideline. We are looking for specialists in the topic, people working in health and social care more generally (such as GPs) and commissioners, and people using health and care services and/or carers or advocates, and people from communities affected by the guideline.

For more information see Developing NICE guidelines: how to get involved.

09 June 2015 The first draft of the scope is being prepared. The scope will define what the guideline will cover.
19 November 2013 Work on this guideline is provisionally scheduled to re-commence in 2015–16.
11 January 2013 Further work is being conducted on the draft scope and a revised guideline development schedule will be published on the NICE website shortly.
11 May 2012 The NCC is currently looking to recruit a chair for the Guideline Development Group (GDG)
16 March 2012 The remit was received from the Department of Health and the Welsh Government in February 2012 as part of the Institute's work programme.

For further information on the guideline development process, please read how we develop NICE guidelines