1 Purpose

1 Purpose

This is not the current manual. From January 2015, guidelines were checked according to Developing NICE guidelines: the manual.

This guide outlines the main elements of the interim NICE clinical guideline surveillance process and methodology, which was agreed by the NICE Board in July 2013. This process will be used to restart the Centre for Clinical Practice (CCP) clinical guideline surveillance (previously 'review') programme for deciding whether a published guideline needs to be updated (which was suspended in January 2013). The interim process and methods will replace the process and methods described in sections 14.1 and 14.2 of the NICE guidelines manual 2012. After evaluation (see section 8), the process will be used to inform the NICE guidance development project and will be subject to formal consultation.