Contraceptive services for socially disadvantaged young people: additional consultation on the evidence

NICE was asked by the Department of Health (DH) to develop public health guidance on  NHS provision of contraceptive services for socially disadvantaged young people up to the age of 25.

Read the scope for contraceptive services for socially disadvantaged people.

All registered stakeholders are now invited to comment on the cost effectiveness modelling report and a systematic review that has been produced to inform the development of this guidance. This evidence is used by the Programme Development Group (PDG) to develop draft guidance.

Key areas for comment

The aim of this consultation is to enable stakeholders to consider the evidence gathered and to provide the opportunity to comment, in particular on:

  • issues relating to cost-effectiveness
  • major gaps in the evidence gathered, including papers in the published literature that we have not been able to identify
  • queries around the interpretation of the evidence, both of single studies and the reviewed material as a whole
  • the applicability of the evidence and its usefulness for the development of guidance
  • issues relating to equality.

Registered stakeholders are also invited to submit references for relevant additional evidence for consideration. In order for NICE to be able to produce guidance in a timely fashion, materials should be:

  • relevant to the questions set out in the scope document
  • currently not included in the economic modelling report and the systematic review
  • provided as a PDF or electronic link to an accessible version of the complete document.

(If it is not possible to submit additional evidence electronically, please contact the Project Co-ordinator to make alternative arrangements.)

Any material submitted by stakeholders during this consultation will be assessed for its relevance using NICE's standard methods, as set out in the ‘Methods for development of NICE public health guidance'. Relevant material will be included in a supplementary report to the PDG

The consultation on this evidence will run in parallel with the consultation on the draft guidance, from 25 May - 23 June 2010.  

Please provide all responses to this consultation electronically,  using the stakeholder comments form (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation's name) and forward this, along with any additional evidence you are submitting, by 5pm on  Wednesday 23 June 2010 at the very latest to the following email address:   

Consultation documents

The consultation documents were produced by the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield.

Supporting documents

The following documents have been issued for consultation earlier in the year and are provided as background information only:

All the supporting documents were produced by the School of Health and Related Research (ScHARR), University of Sheffield.

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 proforma
  • 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 project team and posted on the NICE website.
  • 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: 25 May 2010