In line with a previous decision to defer non-critical work, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has pushed back the remaining work on its ongoing Methods review.
In an email to participants in the review, NICE says:
“The NICE team have been carefully considering our ability to carry out and complete the methods update in light of the current COVID-19 global pandemic. With this in mind, we have decided to extend the timelines and these are now available in full on the NICE website.
“Our intention is to hold a 6-week public consultation with the public on the case for change during October and November 2020. This will be followed by a 6-week stakeholder consultation on the draft programme manual in February and March 2021. We anticipate publishing the final programme manual in May 2021.”
MAP will continue to monitor the review, and will note any further changes to the timeline. Find out more about the methods review here.