Status In progress
Developed As SC

Provisional Schedule

Expected publication 03 October 2018

Project Team

Developer NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
13 September 2018 Stakeholder list updated
20 December 2017 - 05 February 2018 Draft guidance consultation
01 December 2017 Pre-consultation documents released
01 December 2017 The Economic plan, review questions and search strategies are now available to view in preparation for the draft guideline consultation.
19 September 2017 Committee meeting: 10
18 September 2017 Committee meeting: 8
18 September 2017 Committee meeting: 9
15 August 2017 Committee meeting: 7
27 June 2017 Committee meeting: 6
08 May 2017 Committee meeting: 5
14 March 2017 Committee meeting: 4
23 January 2017 Committee meeting: 3
05 October 2016 Committee meeting: 2
04 October 2016 Committee meeting: 1
04 October 2016 The NCCs may make a focussed call for evidence on specific review questions or subquestions, after it has done initial searches. It will be able to make a call at any point during development of the guidance, and stakeholders will usually be given 4 weeks to respond. The NCC will approach all registered stakeholders for this evidence. The NCC may not issue any calls for evidence for a guideline if the Guideline Committee (GC) feels it is not necessary. In addition, the NCCs will accept relevant confidential data for consideration by the GC. The Economic plan, review questions and search strategies will be available on the website 5 weeks prior to consultation commencing.
01 September 2016 Scope published
01 September 2016 The scope defines what aspects of care are covered by the guidance and to whom it applies. Comments that were made by stakeholders during the consultation on the scope can be seen in the scope consultation table. The Guideline Committee (GC) oversees the development process.
16 June 2016 Consultation on the draft scope is complete and the scope is being modified in the light of comments received. When completed it will be posted on the website. It will define what aspects of care the guidance will cover and to whom it will apply. The NICE Collaborating Centre for Social Care and NICE are in the process of agreeing details of the workplan including how the development will progress, the membership of the Guideline Committee and timescales.
18 May 2016 - 15 June 2016 Draft scope consultation
19 January 2016 Recruitment for GC Chair and one member began on 16/12/2015 and closed on 18/01/2016.

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