Delaying the onset of disability, frailty and dementia in later life: scope consultation

NICE is developing public health guidance delaying the onset of disability frailty and dementia in later life. The draft scope sets out NICE’s proposal for what the guidance will, and will not, cover.

All registered stakeholders for the above public health guidance are invited to comment on the draft scope.

This consultation will take place between 21 March 2013 – 18 April 2013

Please provide all responses to this draft scope using the Stakeholder Comments Form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forwarding this by 5pm on Thursday 18 April at the very latest to the following email address:

Consultation Documents:

Delaying the onset of disability, frailty and dementia in later life: draft scope

Delaying the onset of disability, frailty and dementia in later life: stakeholder comments form

Points to consider in the consultation:

We are seeking feedback from stakeholders on all areas of the draft scope. We are particularly keen to hear stakeholders views on the following issues: 

  • The draft scope proposes to focus on interventions with adults aged 40-64.
    • Is this the most appropriate mid-life age range to focus on?
    • Why / why not?
    • What age range should the guidance focus on instead?
    • Why?
  • Will the proposed evidence reviews and economic analysis allow us to address the issues outlined in the scope?
  • Do you think this draft scope could be changed to better promote equality of opportunity relating to age, disability, gender, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation or socio-economic status? In answering this question, please include details of:
    • Which particular parts of the draft scope you think impact on equality of opportunity.
    • Why and how you think equality of opportunity is affected.

The Institute is unable to accept:

  • More than one response per stakeholder organisation
  • Comments received after the consultation deadline
  • Comments that are not on the correct stakeholder comments form
  • Confidential information or other material that you would not wish to be made public
  • Comments forms with attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets. If comments forms do have attachments they will be returned without being read. If the stakeholder resubmits the form without attachments, it must be by the consultation deadline 

What will happen to your comments:

  • All comments (with the exception of personal, individual comments and late comments) will be sent to the project team at the end of the consultation
  • Comments from registered stakeholders will be formally responded to by the NICE project team and posted on the NICE website after the final scope is published.
  • No action will be taken upon receipt of personal, individual comments and late comments.
  • PLEASE NOTE: The Institute reserves the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, where in the reasonable opinion of the Institute, the comments are voluminous, publication would be unlawful or publication would be otherwise inappropriate.

This page was last updated: 30 May 2013