Status In progress
Developed As CG

Provisional Schedule

Scoping workshop: 02 December 2015
Consultation on draft scope with stakeholders: 31 December 2015 - 29 January 2016
Expected publication 18 July 2018

Project Team

Developer National Guideline Centre

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
17 October 2017 Committee list updated
10 August 2016 - 19 September 2016 Call for evidence
01 September 2016 Committee meeting: 7
11 July 2016 Committee meeting: 6
11 July 2016 Committee meeting: 5
01 July 2016 Following consultation on the scope of the guideline we have decided to retain Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer. The title of the new guideline will be changed to End of life care for adults in the last year of life: service delivery. Where there is overlap between the two guidelines we will ensure consistency across recommendations and if appropriate update relevant recommendations within CSG4.
27 May 2016 Committee meeting: 4
13 April 2016 Committee meeting: 3
12 April 2016 Committee meeting: 2
04 March 2016 Committee meeting: 1
31 December 2015 - 29 January 2016 Draft scope consultation
20 January 2016 Stakeholder list updated
02 December 2015 Scoping workshop
11 June 2015

The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has commissioned the National Clinical Guideline Centre to update the clinical guideline on Improving supportive and palliative care for adults with cancer which was published in March 2004. For further information on updating guidelines please see Developing NICE guidelines: the manual.

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