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 the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (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 Advisor
  • Information Scientist
  • Research Fellow
  • Health Economist
  • Project Manager.
Guideline Development GroupThe GDG met monthly (January 2007 to February 2008) and comprised a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and people with chronic kidney disease, who were supported by the technical team.
The GDG membership details including patient representation and professional groups are detailed in the GDG membership table at the front of this guideline.
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 DH remit and NICE scope.
The PE comprised of:
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 the NICE ‘Guidelines manual’.1 A register is given in Appendix D, available online at http://www​.rcplondon​.ac.uk/pubs/brochure.aspx?e=257

From: 2, Methodology

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Chronic Kidney Disease: National Clinical Guideline for Early Identification and Management in Adults in Primary and Secondary Care.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 73.
National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions (UK).
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