9 Evaluation of interim process and methods

9 Evaluation of interim process and methods

This interim process and methods will be evaluated formally at the end of the pilot programme, in order to:

  • test and evaluate current criteria for what constitutes a rapid update

  • gain experience and collect intelligence on how to rapidly update guidance resulting from more complex review questions, such as questions about diagnosis or prognosis, or those requiring more complex analyses (such as network meta-analyses or health economic modelling)

  • test and evaluate the structure and operations of the Clinical Guidelines Updates Committee, with the aim of improving its efficiency and flexibility to update clinical guidelines on a variety of topics.

After evaluation, this process and methods guide will be used to inform the guidance development project methods and process manual, which will be consulted on.