Process and methods
Every ESUOM states the date of its publication. The literature search (section 5.5) is repeated every 3 years to check if relevant new evidence has been published. In addition, whether or not to update published ESUOMs is considered on a continuing basis by the Medicines and Prescribing Centre at NICE, in the light of its current awareness activities (see Medicines and Prescribing Alerts on the NICE website). Examples of circumstances when an update or withdrawal of an ESUOM might be required include:
new information or data becoming available that materially affects the efficacy or safety information within the ESUOM
a marketing authorisation being obtained for the medicine in the stated condition
NICE publishing a clinical guideline that provides guidance on the use of the medicine in the stated indication.