Updating guidelines backdating document

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After evaluation over a 12-month period, the process will be used to inform the NICE guidance development project and will be subject to formal consultation.

Clinical guidelines developed by NICE are published with the expectation that they will be reviewed and updated as necessary.

As a result, this rulemaking proposes replacement of product-specific requirements with enhanced functional-based criteria due to the increasingly multi-functional capabilities of various products such as smart phones.

Through this update, the Board also seeks to harmonize its requirements with various voluntary consensus standards, including the Web Accessibility Initiative’s Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

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This kind of update has been the subject of intense debate but, alt the tume of writing, it is not a generalised practice.

Changes to review process from August 2013 An interim clinical guideline surveillance process and methods guide was published by NICE in August 2013, which replaces sections 14.1 and 14.2 in this guidelines manual.

This interim process applies to guidelines being considered for updating from August 2013 onwards.

We searched in the Guidelines International Network library, US National Guidelines Clearinghouse and MEDLINE (Pub Med) from 1966 to September 2013.

Two authors independently selected the handbooks and extracted the data.