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NICE Guidelines Update

NICE keeps guidance on complementary therapies for supportive and palliative care in adults.

Following NICE’s consultation on its proposed update to the guideline for Supportive and Palliative Care in Adults we are pleased to report that NICE has taken into account the very large number of well-considered responses made by CNHC and a wide range of organisations across the sector.

Rather than remove complementary therapies, NICE has decided to keep the original guideline (CSG4) in place and develop a separate guideline for End of Life Care. This means that existing guidance on complementary therapies remains in place.

Here is NICE’s full letter:

Dear Colleague

Re: NICE guideline on Supportive and palliative care in adults

NICE would like to thank stakeholders for their interest in this guideline and their support with the development of the guideline scope. We have received a large number of comments on the draft scope from people concerned about our proposal to remove recommendations on access to complementary therapies and other topics from the update to the improving supportive and palliative care guideline (CSG4) and to update other parts of the guideline. We agree that the current recommendations within CSG4 are important and still relevant. 

Having reflected at length on the range of comments received we have decided to retain this guideline and to develop a new guideline on the service delivery element of the end of life care for adults. The title of the new guideline will be changed to ‘End of life care: Delivery of adult services for people in the last year of life’ and the final scope is now available. The website and all future correspondence will now refer to the new title. Where there is overlap between the two guidelines we will ensure consistency across recommendations and if appropriate update relevant recommendations within CSG4.

The equality impact assessment for this NICE guideline has also now been published, along with all of the stakeholder comments that were received during consultation, and the developer responses to these comments. Please note due to the very high volume of comments there are five tables. You will need to search for your organisation name as they are not grouped in a particular order.

We would like to thank you for your continued involvement and interest in this guideline. the comments received during the consultation period helped us to develop and refine the scope.

Added: 2016-06-30 13:33:51.96
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