6 Methods

6 Methods

The methods for reviewing and presenting evidence and developing recommendations for clinical guideline updates using standing committees mostly follow those set out in the NICE guidelines manual 2012. Exceptions to this include the following:

  • The guidelines manual section 3.5.1 (Reaching agreement) – the Clinical Guidelines Updates Committee does not have any input or involvement in developing the review questions and review protocols.

  • The guidelines manual section 5.9 – the developers do not re-run searches.