NICE (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) has been asked by the Department of Health in England to develop a clinical guideline on thyroid disease for England. This guideline will be used to develop the NICE quality standard for the diagnosis and management of thyroid conditions and the recommendations will be included in the NICE Pathway for thyroid disease.

Patient organisations were invited to a scoping meeting to define what the guideline should cover and the BTF is a registered stakeholder. A formal consultation on the draft scope of the guideline opened on 16 October with the aim of gathering a wide range of views. The consultation will run until 13 November 2017. If you wish to be involved in providing comments on the draft guidance during the consultation phase please visit the NICE project page.