Key events during the development of the guidance:

Date Update
14 March 2022 - 11 April 2022 Quality standard consultation
21 July 2021 Prioritisation meeting
25 May 2021 - 08 June 2021 Topic engagement
20 April 2021 In progress. Development of this quality standard has restarted and the timelines have been updated.
24 June 2020 In progress. We are currently undertaking a phased restart of quality standards development. This topic has not been identified as a priority for the initial phase of restarting development but will be rescheduled into the work programme in due course.
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
17 January 2020 - 31 January 2020 Topic engagement
17 January 2020 Declaration of interests
16 January 2020 Stakeholder list updated
16 January 2020 Specialist committee member list updated
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. https://www.nice.org.uk/standards-and-indicators/selecting-and-prioritising-quality-standard-topics

For further information on our processes and methods, please see our quality standards process guide.