3.1 This guidance requires that clinicians undertaking the procedure make special arrangements for audit. NICE has identified relevant audit criteria and has developed an audit tool (which is for use at local discretion), available when the guidance is published.
3.2 For related NICE guidance see www.nice.org.uk
NICE has produced information on this procedure for patients and carers (Understanding NICE guidance). It explains the nature of the procedure and the guidance issued by NICE, and has been written with patient consent in mind.