Opioids in palliative care: safe and effective prescribing of strong opioids for pain in palliative care of adults
This is an extract from the guidance. The complete guidance is available at guidance.nice.org.uk/cg140
7 Updating the guideline
NICE clinical guidelines are updated so that recommendations take into account important new information. New evidence is checked 3 years after publication, and healthcare professionals and patients are asked for their views; we use this information to decide whether all or part of a guideline needs updating. If important new evidence is published at other times, we may decide to do a more rapid update of some recommendations. Please see our website for information about updating the guideline.