This UK-wide guideline has been developed collaboratively by SIGN, NICE, and the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP).
SIGN is a collaborative network of clinicians, other healthcare professionals and patient organisations and is part of Healthcare Improvement Scotland.
NICE provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care.
The Royal College of General Practitioners is the professional body for general practitioners in the United Kingdom.
The guideline on which this toolkit is based was developed by a multidisciplinary panel of healthcare professionals and patient representatives using a standard methodology based on a systematic review of the evidence.
Further details can be found in Developing NICE guidelines: the manual (Appendix L: Interim process and methods for guidelines developed in response to health and social care emergencies), available at nice.org.uk.
The Scottish Government Implementation Support Note was developed with input from key stakeholders including those from the Clinical Leads Advisory Group for Scotland, COVID-19 Clinical Guidance Cell, Specialty Advisors to the Chief Medical Officer, senior medical advisors to the Scottish Government, people with lived experience and the third sector and SIGN.
Digital Health and Care Institute (DHI): The Digital Health and Care Institute is a health and care innovation centre based in the University of Strathclyde. It is funded jointly by Scottish Government Digital Health and Care and the Scottish Funding Council. DHI plays a pivotal role in inspiring, enabling and combining industry and academic expertise with service, business and technical innovation to create person-centred digital health and care innovations. DHI focuses on shifting the balance of care from a traditional treatment model, through the development of digital health and care innovations that focus on prevention, early detection, post event care and independent assisted living.
DHI leads and manages the national Decision Support Programme on behalf of Scottish Government, as a core objective within Scotland’s Digital Health and Care Strategy. The app and website have been built using the Right Decision Service tools which DHI has developed as a key deliverable for the national programme.
NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde Library Network: The NHSGGC Library Network provides library and information services to all staff working within NHSGGC and its partner organisations.
As part of the National Decision Support Programme, NHSGGC Knowledge Services provide knowledge management expertise to support use of Right Decision Service tools.
Tactuum Ltd: is a software company based in Glasgow, with an office in the US. Tactuum’s mission is to improve healthcare services through the delivery of digital services supporting healthcare providers and patients. Tactuum provides the technology and digital expertise to deliver Right Decision Service tools for the National Decision Support Programme.