Status In progress
Developed As CG

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 24 July 2015

Project Team

Developer NICE Clinical Guidelines Team

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
03 January 2020 Stakeholder list updated
20 June 2019 The timelines for this guideline have been extended to allow for work to be undertaken that will ensure recommendations can be accompanied with a comprehensive package of support that will enable their managed implementation. The committee has now completed its work and we have their final output. NICE recognises that the further delay to this guideline has led to uncertainty amongst clinicians and service providers. However, we want to ensure that all of the issues raised at consultation, including the management of AAA, service delivery, and the need for patient information, are properly addressed, and that the guideline has the confidence of not only the clinicians who will apply it, but more importantly, the patients whose treatment it will inform.
01 April 2019 Committee list updated
28 February 2019 Additional committee meeting.
03 December 2018 Publication date to be confirmed.
16 May 2018 - 29 June 2018 Draft guidance consultation
28 March 2018 Pre-consultation documents released
26 April 2017 Committee meeting
02 November 2016 The development of this guideline has been paused for a 6 month period, from the 7 October 2016 to the 7 April 2017; at which point development of the guideline will re-commence. The draft guideline consultation will now begin in May 2018.
03 October 2016 As part of a re-prioritisation of NICE’s work programme, the Abdominal aortic aneurysm guideline will now publish in November 2018. The draft guideline consultation will now begin in May 2018.
13 July 2016 Equality impact assessment published
03 November 2015 Consultation comments published
02 November 2015 Scope published
24 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.

25 August 2015

We are consulting on the draft scope for this guideline and recruiting committee members between 25 August and 23 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.

12 June 2015 The first draft of the scope is being prepared. The scope will define what the guideline will cover.
21 April 2015 Recruitment for the Committee Chair and three committee members closed on 21 April 2015.
07 April 2015

We are recruiting a chair and expert members for the committee.

06 February 2015

The referral was received from the Department of Health as part of the Institute's work programme.

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