Table 2.1Role and remit of the developers

National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (NCC-CC)The NCC-CC was set up in 2001 and is housed within the Royal College of Physicians (RCP). The NCC-CC undertakes commissions received from NICE.
A multiprofessional partners’ board inclusive of patient groups and NHS management governs the NCC-CC.
NCC-CC Technical TeamThe technical team met approximately two weeks before each Guideline Development Group (GDG) meeting and comprised the following members:
GDG Chair
GDG Clinical Adviser
 Information Scientist
 Research Fellow
 Health Economist
 Project Manager.
Guideline Development GroupThe GDG met monthly (May 2006 to May 2007) and comprised a multidisciplinary team of professionals, people with osteoarthritis and patient organisation representatives who were supported by the technical team.
The GDG membership details including patient representation and professional groups are detailed in the GDG membership page (p v).
Guideline Project Executive (PE)The PE was involved in overseeing all phases of the guideline. It also reviewed the quality of the guideline and compliance with the Department of Health remit and NICE scope.
The PE comprised:
NCC-CC Director
NCC-CC Assistant Director
NCC-CC Manager
NICE Commissioning Manager
 Technical Team.
Formal consensusAt the end of the guideline development process the GDG met to review and agree the guideline recommendations.

Members of the GDG declared any interests in accordance with NICE’s ‘Guideline manual’ (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence 2006). A register is given in Appendix E, available online at www​.rcplondon.ac.uk/pubs/brochure​.aspx?e=242

From: 2, Methodology

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Osteoarthritis: National Clinical Guideline for Care and Management in Adults.
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