NICE QS: Consultation – challenging behaviour and learning disabilities

Consultation is now open on the draft challenging behaviour and learning disabilities quality standard

We are pleased to announce that the draft challenging behaviour and learning disabilities quality standard is now available on the NICE website for consultation. The consultation period starts today, Friday 29th May, and finishes at 5pm on Friday 26th June 2015.

The draft challenging behaviour and learning disabilities quality standard, along with the instructions and documents required to submit your comments, can be accessed by following this link:

http://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/indevelopment/gid-qsd101/consultation

If your organisation wishes to register as a stakeholder for this quality standard further details can be found by clicking here.  Please note if you are submitting comments as an individual there is no need to register.

All responses are submitted electronically using the comments proforma (ensuring all relevant fields are completed, including your organisation’s full name, if applicable). Responses must be submitted to QSconsultations@nice.org.uk by 5pm on Friday 26th June 2015.

Following consultation a summary of the consultation comments, prepared by the NICE quality standards team, and the full set of consultation comments will be shared with the Quality Standards Advisory Committee (QSAC).  The QSAC discussions on the stakeholder comments and the associated decisions will then be summarised in the QSAC meeting minutes. When the quality standard publishes all stakeholders that submitted comments will be sent a link to the minutes on the NICE website so that they may see how their comments were considered by the committee when finalising the quality standard.  Comments received from non‑registered stakeholders and individuals are reviewed by the Committee. A formal response is not given and these comments are not made available on the NICE website. However, if they result in changes to the guideline this is recorded in the Committee meeting minutes.