This page contains details of ongoing consultations where the opinion and input of BIA members is sought.
If you are commenting on any consultation as an individual or on behalf of another organisation such as RCPath and you belong to the BIA please do copy your form to BIA@Hartleytaylor.co.uk. Responders will receive a BIA Guideline Review Support Certificate which can be used to self-credit up to 10 CPD points for commenting on a consultation and we will incorporate your individual/other organisation response into the response of the BIA.
Flu vaccination: increasing uptake
The public registration facility to observe the committee meeting for Flu vaccination: increasing uptake will open on Wednesday 22 February 2017 on the NICE website.
If you would like to register for this committee meeting, please do so via the following web page: https://www.nice.org.uk/event/phacb-march-2017. Registration for this meeting will close on Wednesday 8 March 2017 at 5pm. Please note we may be unable to accept late requests to observe this meeting.
As a public observer, you will be able to listen to the business of the meeting, except where confidential information is being discussed, however, you will not be able to:
· participate in committee discussions
· ask questions, take part in voting or put your views to members of the committee
For further information about meetings in public please refer to the following document: Common questions and answers about meetings in public.
Should you have any queries regarding observing this meeting, please contact the Meetings in Public Coordinator, Jon Littler Jonathan.Littler@nice.org.uk
NICE draft scope consultation – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in over 16s
This is a consultation to comment on the draft scope.
The question of importance to BIA members is (2.7) What is the clinical and cost effectiveness of prophylactic oral antibiotics for preventing exacerbations in people with stable COPD?
I think most people in the BIA would agree that this is an appropriate question so I plan to respond on behalf of the organisation stating that we support the draft scope. If people have other comments eg; a wish to include antibiotic treatment considerations, you may find these are covered in other NICE guidance such as ‘Respiratory tract infections (self-limiting): prescribing antibiotics (2008) NICE guideline CG69’ please advise accordingly.
I will respond on 24th February so if members have comments please let me know before then. All responses to Anna.Goodman@gstt.nhs.uk.
BTS Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of non-tuberculosis mycobacterial pulmonary disease
The draft British Thoracic Society Guideline for the diagnosis and management of non-tuberculosis mycobacterial disease has been posted on the BTS website for public consultation. This document has been prepared by a sub-committee of the BTS Standards of Care Committee (SOCC) in line with the Society’s policy for Guideline production - click for further info.
UK National Screening Committee consultation: screening for Group B Streptococcus in pregnancy. Consultation closed 25/01/17. Expected review completion date: March 2017.
Bezlotoxumab for preventing recurrent Clostridium difficile infection ID1068. Consultation closed 19/12/16
NICE Quality Standard Topic Engagement Exercise: HIV testing: encouraging uptake. Consultation closed 5/12/16.
NICE QS topic engagement exercise: Sepsis. Consultation closed 16/11/16.
NICE guideline on Managing Common Infections. Consultation closed 28/11/16. Expected publication date tbc.
NICE Quality Standard Consultation: Vaccine uptake in under 19's. Consultation closed 29/09/16. Expected publication date: January 2017.
NICE Diagnostics Consultation Document: Integrated multiplex PCR tests for identifying gastrointestinal pathogens in people with suspected gastroenteritis (xTAG Gastrointestinal Pathogen Panel, FilmArray GI Panel and Faecal Pathogens B assay). Consultation closed 09/09/16. Expected publication date: January 2017.
NICE guideline CG139 Healthcare-associated infections: prevention and control in primary and community care. Consultation on the decision NOT to update this guideline closed 02/09/16.
NICE Consultation on Abbreviated Technology Appraisal (ATA) Process. Consultation closed 24/08/16. Comments are currently being reviewed and an updated version is due to be presented to the NICE board in November 2016.
RCPath guidance on the communication of critical results. This document was produced by Dr Bernie Croal. This document was online for consultation from 20 July to 17 August 2016 and the author is now considering the feedback. Click for consultation document.
Report from the EUCAST Subcommittee on the role of whole genome sequencing (WGS) in antimicrobial susceptibility testing. Consultation closed 24/06/16.
NICE Guideline: Sickle cell disease: managing acute painful episodes in hospital - Surveillance consultation. Consultation closed 02/06/16. Anticipated review decision publication: August 2016
UK SMI V 37: Chlamydia trachomatis infection - testing by Nucleic Acid Amplification Tests (NAAT). Consultation closed 31/05/16. Feedback currently being analysed.
NICE draft guideline consultation: Multimorbidity: clinical assessment and management. Guideline published September 2016.
NICE Quality Standard consultation: Hip fracture (update). Consultation closed 5/5/16. Anticipated publication: November 2016.
NICE Quality Standards (update): Diabetes in adults. Update published August 2016. Click for BIA response.
NICE draft guideline consultation: Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Guideline published July 2016.
Nice quality standard topic engagement exercise: blood transfusion. Consultation closed 01/03/16. Anticipated publication: Dec 2016
NICE draft guideline consultation: Sepsis. Guideline published July 2016.
NICE quality standard consultation: Bronchiolitis in children. Quality standard published June 2016
NICE guidelines - Cirrhosis in over 16s: assessment and management. Guidelines published July 2016
Survey on UK-wide provision of travel medicine training. Survey closed 6 January 2016.
NICE draft guideline consultation: Improving supportive and palliative care in adults (update). Consultation closed 28 January 2016.
NICE survey on diagnostic services: current practice. Consultation closed 29 January 2016.