8 Fieldwork

8 Fieldwork

Fieldwork may be included in the validation stage of the NICE process. When draft guidance on novel, complex or sensitive areas is issued for consultation, the Centre for Public Health Excellence (CPHE) senior team may decide that the draft recommendations should also be simultaneously tested with professionals and practitioners.

Further details on all aspects of fieldwork are given in appendix M of Methods for the development of NICE public health guidance – third edition (2012).