The Standards, Audit and Guidelines Working Group - SAGWG - welcomes suggestions for new evidence-based guidelines from our membership and the wider rheumatology community throughout the year.
Suggestions are considered at the Autumn meeting held annually in September/October. Submit your suggestion by email to Chris Hiley by 31 August.
The guideline development process has been accredited by NICE. This recognises organisations that demonstrate high standards in producing health or social care guidance. All users of our accredited guidance can be confident in the quality of the final guidance documents.
Topics normally fall into one or more of the following categories:
- Where there is clinical uncertainty as evidenced by wide variation in practice or outcomes
- Where there’s a condition where treatment is proven but mortality or morbidity can be reduced
- It's an area where NICE or other guide producer are unlikely to tread
To help you format your submission, please follow these points