Status Schedule affected by COVID-19
Process QSD

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Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
06 April 2020 Topic update: this quality standard has not been defined as therapeutically critical (please follow the link titled rapid guidelines and evidence summaries within the yellow banner on the NICE website homepage about for information on recent changes to the way we work). The quality standard will therefore be paused. At this stage, we are unable to provide alternative timelines as to when the quality standard may be re-started but we will provide updates as and when this information becomes clear.
25 March 2020 Schedule affected by COVID-19, COVID-19
12 February 2020 - 11 March 2020 Quality standard consultation
10 February 2020 Stakeholder list updated
17 December 2019 Specialist committee member list updated
12 December 2019 Prioritisation meeting
12 December 2019 Declaration of interests
04 October 2019 - 18 October 2019 Topic engagement
15 May 2019 In progress, In progress
24 July 2018 This QS has been referred to NICE but has not yet been scheduled into the work programme. Topics are prioritised for development annually.