What is an NHMRC approved guideline?

An NHMRC approved clinical practice guideline has been approved by the NHMRC Chief Executive Officer under Section 14A of the National Health and Medical Research Act 1992 (the NHMRC Act). By granting approval NHMRC is satisfied that these guidelines are based on the systematic identification and synthesis of the best available scientific evidence, and make clear recommendations for health professionals practising in an Australian health care setting. The NHMRC Act requires that all NHMRC approved guidelines must undergo public consultation.