Letters Transparency of NICE

NICE was explicit in constructing guideline

BMJ 2007; 334 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39199.482616.3A (Published 03 May 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;334:918
  1. Philip R Alderson, associate director, Centre for Clinical Practice,
  2. Mercia Page, director, Centre for Clinical Practice,
  3. Peter Littlejohns, clinical and public health director
  1. National Institute for Health and Clinical Evidence (NICE), London WC1V 6NA
  1. philip.alderson{at}nice.org.uk

    Fahey questions the transparency of the model used in the 2006 update of the NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) hypertension guideline and of the process of stakeholder consultation to which he contributed.1 Both criticisms are inaccurate.

    The 2006 NICE hypertension guideline brought together NICE and the British Hypertension …

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