Nurses’ involvement in developing NICE guidelines
Caroline Rapu Acting standards manager, Royal College of Nursing, London
Victoria Louise Matthews Retired, multiple sclerosis specialist nurse
This article discusses the development of National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines, the contribution made by nurses to the guidelines and the importance of continuing to take an active role in this work. The challenges nurses face and the support provided to nurses involved in this work by the Royal College of Nursing are outlined. It is intended the article will stimulate interest and encourage nurses to contribute to guideline development.
Nursing Standard. 28, 52,42-48. doi: 10.7748/ns.28.52.42.e7965Correspondence
This article has been subject to double blind peer review
Received: 11 June 2013
Accepted: 25 March 2014