1 Purpose

1 Purpose

This is not the current manual. From January 2015, guidelines were developed using Developing NICE guidelines: the manual.

This guide outlines the main elements of the interim process and methods for the NICE clinical guideline updates using standing committees pilot programme, including details of the Clinical Guidelines Updates committee, which were agreed by the NICE Board in September 2013. It complements the standard methods and processes for developing and updating clinical guidelines described in the NICE guidelines manual 2012 and the interim clinical guideline surveillance process and methods guide 2013. This process for clinical guideline updates using standing committees will be used to inform the NICE guidance development project and will then be subject to formal consultation.