Table 1.1Stages in the NICE guideline development process and the versions followed at each stage

Stage2005 version142006 version152007 version16
Scoping the guideline (determining what the guideline would and would not cover)
Preparing the work plan (agreeing timelines, milestones, GDG constitution, etc.)
Forming and running the GDG
Developing clinical questions
Identifying the evidence
Reviewing and grading the evidence
Incorporating health economics
Making group decisions and reaching consensus
Linking guidance to other NICE guidance
Creating guideline recommendations
Developing clinical audit criteria
Writing the guideline
Validation (stakeholder consultation on the draft guideline)
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