Table 2.1Stages in the NICE guideline development process

Scoping the guideline (determining what the guideline would and would not cover)
Preparing the work plan (agreeing timelines, milestones, guideline development group constitution, etc)
Forming and running the guideline development group
Developing review questions
Identifying evidence
Reviewing and synthesising evidence
Incorporating health economics
Making group decisions and reaching consensus
Linking guidance to other NICE guidance
Creating guideline recommendations
Writing the guideline
Stakeholder consultation on the draft guideline
Finalising and publishing the guideline (including pre-publication check)
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