The BSH currently has over 80 Guidelines that we develop and maintain.
If you are a member of one of the BSH Task Forces, this is where you will find all the information you need to propose, develop, structure and write your new guideline.
We have developed an online Induction Tutorial which goes through the roles and responsibilities as a Task Force member. You will need to be signed into the BSH site using your member login to access this page.
The proposal form should be completed by the Writing Group Chair and/or the Task Force representative. The proposal should have been discussed and agreed by the Task Force before submission to the Guidelines Committee for final approval.
Please ensure you have read the BSH Guidelines Development Process (PDF). This outlines the BSH Guidelines Guidance development and process, including writing groups job descriptions.
Each BSH guideline follows a standard template which your writing group should use.
- Guidelines style template (Word)
Fonts, spacing and reference style
- Guidelines structure template (Word)
How to structure your new Guideline
- BSH Good Practice Paper Template (Word)
How to structure your Good Practice Paper
- Blank Audit Template (Word)
Each guideline should have an accompanying audit template. Here is a blank version for you to start with.
Please fill in the declaration of interest form before you begin working on your guideline.
Task Force and Writing Group members: Declaration of Interest Form
If you have any further queries on guidelines please contact Rita Gupta, Guidelines Programme Manager.
The Guidelines team welcomes BSH members to join writing groups. You will need to be working in an UK hospital. Please let us know your speciality so when the writing group is recruiting for members we will contact you. If you have experience writing guidelines or would like to gain experience, please contact: Rita Gupta (Guidelines Programme Manager) or Summer Zebian (Guidelines Officer).