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Key contacts

Ailsa Stein - Programme Manager, SIGN.

Kirsty Littleallan - Administrative Officer, SIGN.

Evidence base

This toolkit is based on SIGN 146: Cutaneous melanoma which includes details on how the guideline was produced. Further information on SIGN methodology is available from SIGN 50: a guideline developer's handbook

Content management and governance


The content in this toolkit has been developed by the SIGN guideline group for SIGN 146: Cutaneous melanoma

Review and approval

Content has been reviewed and approved in line with the SIGN editorial governance process.

Final content was signed off by the SIGN Programme Lead.

The content will be considered for update 3 years from publication. Any minor updates brought to the  attention will be dealt with on an "as needed" basis.

Updates will be reviewed and approved in line with the SIGN editorial governance process.

Content will be updated using the guideline development processes outlined in the SIGN methodology manual, SIGN 50: a guideline developer's handbook.

Content review by clinicians and people with lived experience

The content was reviewed by the clinicians and people with lived experience on the guideline development group.

The SIGN guideline was available for peer review prior to publication. All comments received were addressed and responses published on the SIGN website. The guideline was reviewed by clinical experts from SIGN Council as part of the editorial process.

Governance sign-off and ongoing development

The content of this toolkit was reviewed by the SIGN editorial team and signed off by the SIGN Programme Lead.

Accessibility checks

Content has been checked for accessibility in line with the relevant RDS standard operating procedure.

Monitoring and acting on feedback and complaints

The email for the SIGN Programme Manager is available in the "Key contacts" section above and can be used to highlight any feedback or complaints.

Any messages received through the RDS Feedback form will also be forwarded to the Programme Manager.

The Programme Manager will address the feedback. If it requires significant amendments, it will be referred to the SIGN senior management team for consideration for the SIGN work programme.

Risk assessment

The toolkit has been risk assessed, and mitigations put in place where required.

User testing

Prior to publication the toolkit was user tested by the guideline development group.