7 Registering an interest

7 Registering an interest

Both individuals and organisations may register an interest in a procedure or group of procedures that are being assessed by the programme on NICE's website. They are then sent electronic updates of that procedure's progress through the programme. These updates are triggered by changes to the procedure's web page (for example, when consultation begins).

Interested parties are encouraged to register an interest, because this is the most reliable way of ensuring awareness of a procedure's progress and of being alerted to consultation and publication. By registering an interest, individuals and organisations acquire the status of stakeholders, with the right to return consultation comments and make a resolution request later in the process. NICE welcomes registration of stakeholders from all sections of the community.