Status In progress
Developed As CG

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 04 March 2015
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 20 March 2015 - 21 April 2015
Expected publication 06 September 2017

Project Team

Developer National Collaborating Centre for Women’s and Children’s Health

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
13 June 2017 Stakeholder list updated
09 March 2017 - 20 April 2017 Draft guidance consultation
20 January 2017 Pre-consultation documents released
02 July 2015 Committee meeting
08 July 2015

The developer may make a focused call for evidence on specific clinical questions or sub-questions after completing its initial searches. It is able to make a call for evidence at any point during development of the guideline and stakeholders are usually given 4weeks to respond. The developer will ask all registered stakeholders for this evidence.

The developer may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the committee feels it is not necessary.

The economic plan, review questions and search strategies will be available on the website 5 weeks before the draft guideline consultation starts.

01 July 2015

The final scope defines what the guideline covers. Comments from stakeholders on the draft scope can be seen in the draft scope consultation comments table.

The Committee looks at the evidence and develops the recommendations in the guideline.

21 April 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 also finalising membership of the committee and timescales.

20 March 2015

We are consulting on the draft scope for this guideline and recruiting committee members between 20 March 2015 - 21 April 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 January 2015 The first draft of the scope is currently in preparation. The scope will define what aspects of care/service delivery the guideline will cover and to whom it will apply.
03 November 2014 Recruitment for the guideline development group chair and one member closed on 03/11/2014.
25 September 2014 The referral was received from the Department of Health as part of NICE's work programme.

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