Sexual health - condom distribution schemes: consultation on the draft scope
Consultation dates: 3 June 2015 to 1 July 2015
We are now consulting registered stakeholders on the draft scope of our guideline on Sexually transmitted infections (STIs): condom distribution schemes and would like to hear from you. The scope defines what the guideline will (and will not) cover.
How to comment
1. Register as a stakeholder
Your organisation needs to be registered as a stakeholder. You can still register. If you do not belong to an organisation that can register as a stakeholder, we recommend that you contact the registered stakeholder organisation that most closely represents your interests and pass your comments to them.
2. Read the consultation documents
Points to think about when commenting
Does the scope:
- Identify the most appropriate settings where condom distribution schemes can be delivered?
- Identify the most important groups at risk of an STI?
- Take account of issues relating to improving health and wellbeing, which are important for people affected by the guideline?
- Note any equality issues or aspects of care or services that the guideline should address (examples include information and support, perceived risks and benefits of and individual choice or preference about an activity, and cultural differences that may affect the use of an intervention or approach to care)?
- Promote equality of opportunity regardless of age, disability, sex, gender identity, ethnicity, religion and belief, sexual orientation and socioeconomic status?
- Unfairly exclude any groups (for example, by age or general health)?
- Use wording that is respectful of people using services, carers and people working in health or social care?
- Refer to government policies, guidance (for example, from the Department of Health) or other major projects related to this topic (such as promotional campaigns) that should be used when developing the guideline?
3. Make your comments and submit them
If your organisation and another registered stakeholder have similar views on the guideline, we encourage you to send a joint response.
Please submit comments to SHcondoms@nice.org.uk no later than 5pm on 1 July 2015.
Checklist for submitting comments:
- Use the comments form and submit it as a Word document (not a PDF).
- Combine all comments from your organisation into 1 response. We cannot accept more than 1 response from each organisation.
- Underline and highlight any confidential information or other material that you do not wish to be made public.
- Do not include medical information about yourself or another person from which you or the person could be identified.
- Do not include attachments such as research articles, letters or leaflets (for copyright reasons). We return comments forms that have attachments without reading them. The stakeholder may resubmit the form without attachments, but it must be received by the deadline.
What happens next
- The Developer will consider all the comments when revising the scope. They will respond to comments from registered stakeholders, and the comments and responses will be published alongside the final scope on the NICE website.
- If you submit comments directly (not through a registered stakeholder organisation), the Developer will still consider your comments when revising the scope, but will not respond to them or publish them on the website.
- The developer cannot consider any comments that arrive after the deadline, or are not on the comments form.
Please note: We reserve the right to summarise and edit comments received during consultations, or not to publish them at all, if we consider the comments are too long, or publication would be unlawful or otherwise inappropriate.
Comments received during our consultations are published in the interests of openness and transparency, and to promote understanding of how recommendations are developed. The comments are published as a record of the submissions that NICE has received, and are not endorsed by NICE, its officers or advisory Committees.
This page was last updated: 04 August 2015