Process and methods
6 Updating the endorsement process manual
The project team will review and update (if required) this manual every 3 years. The revision process will be carried out sooner if significant change is needed before the 3‑year review date. It may also be necessary to make minor changes to the endorsement process before 3 years. Minor changes are those that:
do not add or remove a fundamental stage in the process
do not fundamentally alter the criteria used for endorsement
do not add or remove a fundamental technique or step
will not disadvantage one or more stakeholders
will improve the efficiency, clarity or fairness of the process or methodology.
Changes meeting these criteria are published on the endorsement pages of the NICE website 20 working days before their implementation. Any changes made after publication are noted.