4 Other information

4.1 Scope and how this guideline was developed

NICE guidelines are developed in accordance with a scope that defines what the guideline will and will not cover.

How this guideline was developed

This guideline was developed by the Medicines and Prescribing Centre at NICE using the methods described in the integrated process statement, the interim methods guide for developing medicines practice guidelines and Developing NICE guidelines: the manual (2014). The Centre established a Guideline Development Group (see section 5), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations.

4.2 Related NICE guidance and quality standards

Details are correct at the time of publication of the guideline (August 2015).


Under development

NICE is developing the following guidance and quality standards:

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)