Practice Guideline Development Manual (Third edition)

Royal College of Occupational Therapists

This publication has been designed to support occupational therapists through the process of guideline development, ensuring a robust and rigorous process, producing guidelines that are credible and of high quality. The College's guideline development process is NICE Accredited.

Practice Guideline Development Manual (2017)

The Practice guidelines development manual provides a step-by-step guide to developing practice guidelines, written for occupational therapists working in all settings.

NICE has accredited the process used by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to produce its practice guideline. Accreditation is valid for five years from January 2013 and is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Practice guideline development manual 3rd edition (2017).

More information on accreditation can be viewed on the NICE website​.