We have reviewed the evidence on ear drops containing an anaesthetic and an analgesic for acute otitis media. You are invited to comment on:

  • the new recommendation 1.1.5 in the guideline, marked [2022]
  • the evidence and committee rationale that supports it, marked [2022]
  • Appendix K in the evidence review. 

Sections 3.2.2 and 6.1.2 of the evidence review are available for information.

We have not reviewed the evidence for other recommendations contained within the guideline and cannot accept comments on them. In some cases we may have made minor wording changes for clarification or changes related to updated safety information

The consultation closes on Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 5pm

How to comment

1. Register your organisation or comment as an individual

If you’re commenting for an organisation, your organisation needs to be registered as a stakeholder (please register for the overarching Managing common infections topic to comment on this update)

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

We can accept comments from individuals. These will be considered, but you won’t get a formal response and they won’t be posted on the NICE website. Wherever possible we encourage you to submit your comments through a registered stakeholder organisation.

2. Read the consultation documents

Documents to comment on:

Other information about the consultation

3. Add your comments

  • You must use this Comments form.
  • You must declare any links with, or funding from, the tobacco industry

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.

4. Email the form to us

Email: infections@nice.org.uk

Deadline: Tuesday 14 December 2021 at 5pm

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