NHMRC public health guidelines and advice are intended to promote health, prevent harm and encourage best practice.
Guideline development process
There are many steps involved when developing guidelines with engagement from a variety of different stakeholders. They are developed by multidisciplinary committees that follow a rigorous evidence-based approach. They are informed by the judgement of evidence by experts, and the views of consumers, community groups and other people affected by the guidelines.
This detailed process has been outlined below in a flow diagram.
DEVELOPING PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES OR ADVICE
To support the development of the highest quality public health guidelines and advice, NHMRC has robust processes in place to manage conflict of interest and to use recognised tools to assess the evidence for quality and bias. There are a number of quality check points during the development of public health guidelines or advice which ensures that the process follows transparent development and decision making processes.
The quality check points are outlined below in a flow diagram.
NHMRC QUALITY CHECKS DURING THE DEVELOPMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH GUIDELINES OR ADVICE