Our guidelines grow out of the collaborative efforts of many members and non-members, specialists and generalists, patients and carers and all the MDT.
They are firmly embedded in practice – users lead the proposal, selection and development of all guideline topics – choosing areas where there is clinical uncertainty, where mortality or morbidity can be reduced and where NICE or other guide producers are unlikely to tread.
We neither seek nor accept industry funding for any of our guidelines. Their development is supported through our general finances.
Creating our guidelines is a major voluntary endeavour by members, patients and practitioners from primary care and other specialities. We are grateful to everyone for their strenuous efforts in producing them.