Constipation in children and young people: Diagnosis and management of idiopathic childhood constipation in primary and secondary care
This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/cg99
2 Notes on the scope of the guidance
NICE guidelines are developed in accordance with a scope that defines what the guideline will and will not cover. The scope of this guideline is available – click on 'How this guidance was produced'.
The scope includes: diagnosis of idiopathic constipation, management, indications for referral to specialist services, information and support needs for children and families. The scope does not cover: diagnosis and treatment of underlying disorders, diagnosis and management of comorbidity, care received in specialist services after referral, additional management required by children with an underlying congenital, genetic, metabolic, endocrine or neurological disorder.
How this guideline was developed
NICE commissioned the National Collaborating Centre for Women's and Children's Health to develop this guideline. The Centre established a Guideline Development Group (see appendix A), which reviewed the evidence and developed the recommendations. An independent Guideline Review Panel oversaw the development of the guideline (see appendix B).
There is more information about how NICE clinical guidelines are developed on the NICE website. A booklet, 'How NICE clinical guidelines are developed: an overview for stakeholders, the public and the NHS' is available.