NICE has written some guidance about decision making and mental capacity.

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We want to know what you think about it.

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The consultation closes on Monday 5 February 2018 at 5pm.

Documents to comment on

There are 3 documents about the guidance:


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Easy read information About NICE- this tells you what NICE does.

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Short version of draft guideline - these are our draft recommendations.

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Draft guideline - this contains the evidence used to make the guidance.

Other information about the consultation

How to comment

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Use our comments form and email it to: 

The consultation closes on Monday 5 February 2018 at 5pm.

You must tell us if you have any links with, or funding from, the tobacco industry.

Stakeholder organisations

If you’re commenting for an organisation, your organisation needs to be registered as a stakeholder before we can accept comments.

Not eligible? Contact the stakeholder that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them.

If you share similar views with another organisation, send a joint response.

Make sure you consider:

  • The areas that will have the biggest impact on practice and be challenging to implement.
  • How to help users overcome challenges.

Developing NICE guidelines: how to get involved suggests some other areas to comment on.

Deadline: 5pm on Monday 5 February 2018

Economic model

The Developer has produced an economic model to support the guideline. To receive an executable version of the model, please submit a request to  with a signed copy of the confidentiality acknowledgement and undertaking form.

The deadline for returning your comments is the same as for the guideline consultation: 5pm on 05/02/2018.

Please note: 

  • Economic models and their contents are confidential and are protected by intellectual property rights. They can only be used to inform your understanding of the guideline. They should not be used to inform the development of other economic models, and should not be re-run except to test reliability.

As set out on the confidentiality form:

  • Models and their contents should only be shown to people in your organisation who need to see them to help you respond to the guideline consultation.
  • You must ensure that anyone you show the files to understands that they are bound by the terms of the confidentiality acknowledgment and undertaking form.
  • You must not copy the files, and must delete them from your records on publication of the guideline.
  • You should not publish the model in whole or in part, or use them for any purpose other than participating in the consultation process.

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