3 Other information

3.1 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

NICE commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health to develop this guideline. The Centre established a Guideline Development Group (see section 4), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations.

The methods and processes for developing NICE clinical guidelines are described in the guidelines manual.

3.2 Related NICE guidance

Details are correct at the time of consultation on the guideline (November 2014). Further information is available on the NICE website.



Under development

NICE is developing the following guidance (details available from the NICE website):

  • Asthma. NICE guideline. Publication expected June 2015.

  • Intravenous fluid therapy in children. NICE guideline. Publication expected October 2015.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)