COMMENT ON ‘NICE’ ALCOHOL GUIDES BEFORE DEADLINES
5pm on 10 November 2009 is the consultation deadline for you to influence rationing body Nice’s guidance on alcohol, Alcohol-use disorders: preventing the development of hazardous and harmful drinking.
5pm on 12 November 2009 is the consultation deadline for Alcohol use disorders in adults and young people – clinical management.
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Between 2009-2011, Nice – the National Institute of Health &Clinical Excellence – has been developing three guides relating to alcohol use disorders.
Part 1 is public health guidance, Alcohol use disorders in adults and young people: prevention and early identification. Publication is expected in May 2010. It is being handled by Nice’s Centre for Public Health Excellence.
Part 2 is a clinical guideline, Alcohol use disorders in adults and young people: clinical management. Publication is also expected in May 2010. It is being handled by the National Collaborating Centre for Chronic Conditions.
Part 3 is another clinical guideline, Alcohol use disorders: management of alcohol dependence. Publication is due in January 2011. It is being handled by the National Collaborating Centre for Mental Health.
NICE has set up a steering committee to oversee the production of these guides. This group should ensure that the final guidance is complementary and consistent. www.nice.org.uk