Review and finalisation
Guidelines Committee review
In addition to monitoring development of content by working groups during the development process, the Guideline Committee reviews the full draft of the Handbook before each update is finalised.
The main remit of this review is to ensure consistency across sections, also noting gaps or unnecessary duplication, as well as checking all content section-by-section.
For each major edition, selected external stakeholder organisations are invited to review the draft Handbook and submit comment. The invitation includes log-in details for the Handbook website and a submission form. The stakeholders are given a month to review the Handbook and make their submission.
Around 25 organisations are invited to review. These include:
- National Asthma Council Australia member bodies
- Colleges/associations of relevant health professions
- Other stakeholder organisations including patient advocacy organisation Asthma Australia
- Pharmaceutical companies with a respiratory interest
Each submission is considered by the Secretariat and Guidelines Committee during the finalisation phase of the Handbook’s development.
External expert review
For each major edition, independent experts are asked to review the full draft Handbook online during the consultation period.
No reviewers had been involved in the development of the draft Handbook.
All feedback received during the review phase is aggregated by the Secretatriat for the Guidelines Committee. The Guidelines Committee consider and resolve all issues prior to finalising and approving the final content for publication.