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Guidelines

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The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has commissioned the RCOG to produce evidence-based guidelines for health and social care in England and Wales on cancer, mental health, women’s health, social care and children's health.

On 1 April 2016 the College created the National Guideline Alliance (NGA) by amalgamating three National Collaborating Centres (cancer, mental health, and women's and children’s health).

The NGA produces guidelines for NICE, which make recommendations on how healthcare professionals should care for people with particular conditions. These guidelines cover many aspects of a condition and include recommendations about providing information and advice, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and longer-term management. The NGA provides an integrated and efficient multi-disciplinary approach to guideline development, with staff able to work across a broad range of topics. The team develop a minimum of 15 NICE guidelines at any one time.

Guidelines

How NICE guidelines are produced

NICE guidelines are determined by vigorous, transparent methods and are based on the best available clinical and cost-effective evidence.

For each guideline developed by the NGA, we use a Guideline Committee to assess the evidence and make recommendations. A Guideline Committee is a multi-disciplinary team made up of practitioners (specialists in the topic and generalists), commissioners, others working in the area covered by the guideline, and lay members.

The committee is supported by a technical team at the NGA who review and evaluate evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness and manage the production of the guideline.

Further information is available from the links below:

Guidelines created before 1 April 2016

Guidelines published before 1 April 2016 were produced by one of three National Collaborating Centres:

If you have any questions regarding these guidelines, please contact NICE via Media enquiries on our contact page.