NICE is holding a consultation on a draft review proposal to consider whether the guidance entitled ‘Brief interventions and referral for smoking cessation in primary care and other settings’ should be updated. The consultation is due to begin on Monday 29th April 2013, and will last for 2 weeks, with stakeholder comment forms to be submitted to NICE by Friday 10th May 2013. If you would like to be involved in commenting on this consultation, please contact the UKSBM general secretary by Monday 29th April 2013.
for more information, see the NICE page on brief interventions and referral for smoking cessation.
Consultation on the NICE guidance for “Smoking cessation acute, maternity and mental health services” is now open and closes at 5pm on 5 June 2013. If you would like to submit or contribute comments to this draft guidance on behalf of the UKSBM, please get in touch with the UKSBM general secretary by end of day 22 May 2013.
The draft scope and the stakeholder comments form for NICE Public Health Guidance on delaying the onset of disability, frailty and dementia in later life are now online. The consultation on this draft scope will take place between 21st March 2013 – 18th April 2013. If you would like to contribute to producing a response on behalf of the UKSBM, please get in touch with Jean Adams by 10 April 2013.
Consultation on the Physical activity – exercise referral schemes to promote physical activity (partial update of PH2) draft scope closes at 5pm on 13th March 2013. If you would like to submit or contribute comments to this draft scope on behalf of the UKSBM, please get in touch with the general secretary by end of day Friday 8 March 2013.
The Centre for Public Health Excellence (CPHE) at the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is developing programme guidance on lifestyle weight management services for adults. The guidance will provide recommendations for good practice, based on the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness. It is aimed at commissioners, health professionals and providers of lifestyle weight management services. It will also be of interest to managers in local authorities, overweight and obese adults and other members of the public (see scope of work).
NICE has commissioned evidence reviews that will address the key questions outlined in the final scope. However, they are aware that there are gaps in the published literature. NICE is therefore seeking more detailed information about the current provision of lifestyle weight management services for adults in England (particularly services provided by commercial companies or social enterprises). The guidance is being developed by a Programme Development Group (PDG) which is a multi-disciplinary group consisting of academics, practitioners and community members. The PDG will make recommendations for practice based on the best available evidence of effectiveness and cost effectiveness. However there are various practical and process issues the PDG would like to consider which are unlikely to have been captured by reviews of the evidence.
For this reason, the NICE team is writing to stakeholders to invite the providers of lifestyle weight management services for adults to contribute to an information gathering exercise to help the PDG address a number of questions listed in this document (.doc, 42kb). Responses should be returned by 25th February.
Your responses to these questions will be very helpful in informing the development of the guidance.
Participants should note the following:
• The questions are particularly aimed at commercial providers or social enterprises.
• Responses to questions should be submitted by 25th February 2013 to Overweightandobeseadults@nice.nhs.uk.
• This process relates to the guidance in development on weight management services for adults. It does not relate to the guidance in development on weight management services for children and young people.
• NICE has also issued a call for evidence which closed on the 1st February (see ) .
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is updating its public health guidance on Needle and syringe programmes: providing people who inject drugs with injecting equipment’. NICE are interested in identifying studies that have been published since 1990 or any ongoing research or evaluation that is being conducted that relates the provision of needle/syringe services to young people aged under 18 years.
For more information, please see the NICE webpage.
If you would like to lead or contribute to a response on behalf of the UKSBM, please contact the UKSBM General Secretary
before end of day on the 1st of February 2013. The deadline for sending comments to NICE is 5pm on Friday 8th February 2013.
NICE is conducting an update on its guidance for ‘Physical Activity – brief advice for adults in primary care’ and request stakeholder comments by 23 January 2013. For additional information including the draft guidance and comments form, please see the NICE webpage.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is developing public health guidance on overweight and obese adults – lifestyle weight management. A series of evidence reviews and an economic analysis are being conducted to address the key questions that are set out in the scope and detailed below. If you would like to lead on contribute to a response on behalf of the UKSBM, please contact the UKSBM General Secretary before end of day on the 16th of January 2013. The deadline for sending comments to NICE is 5pm on Friday 1st February 2013.
NICE are interested in receiving details of evidence that relates to the questions below and are outlined in the scope:
- What are the beliefs and attitudes that affect take-up of weight loss programmes and adherence to them once people have started the programme? How do these beliefs and attitudes vary in the population, for example by ethnic or other population subgroup?
- How are weight loss services distributed across the country? What features of the services determine where, when, how and to whom they are provided? How do services interact with other elements of the public health system to facilitate or hinder the provision and use of services?
- What can primary care providers say or do that affects the likelihood of patients taking up referral to and adhering to weight loss programmes?
- What beliefs and attitudes do potential referrers to weight loss services hold about such services?
- How do referral systems vary across the country and how do these characteristics determine uptake and adherence to weight loss programmes?
- What knowledge and skills are required by providers of weight loss services?
- What is the best way to commission and monitor weight loss services?
NICE are interested in identifying studies published since 1995 or any ongoing research that is being conducted that relates to the review questions outlined above. They are interested in a broad range of different types of evidence. It may be quantitative or qualitative research. The studies may be published in journals, texts or monographs.
For more details and documents for this call for evidence, see the NICE website.
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is developing guidance on the Safe Implementation of existing evidence based guidance on Vitamin D and is encouraging those interested in participating in the guidance production process to register as a stakeholder. If you would like to contribute to the development of this guidance via the UKSBM, please contact the UKSBM general secretary.
For additional information and timing, please see our interact page.
The UKSBM regularly responds to consultations on guidance and white papers produced by national organistions to provide expertise, evidence and perspectives in behavioural medicine on behalf of its members. The UKSBM welcomes contributions from any members wishing to contribute to responses. Updates and open calls are regularly posted online on the Interact page with an open invitation to members to contribute to the production of a response from the UKSBM. To lead or contribute to a response to a consultation on behalf of the UKSBM, please contact the UKSBM general secretary.
Current open calls: