Nurses’ involvement in developing NICE guidelines
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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.e7965

Correspondence

caroline.rapu@rcn.org.uk

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review

Received: 11 June 2013

Accepted: 25 March 2014