Many guideline producers are starting to produce versions of their guidelines meant for patients, carers and the public. We worked with members of the public, patients, carers, people who are professional communicators of health information (e.g. journalists), guideline producers and others to find out what the public knew about guidelines, what they wanted from patient versions of guidelines and how to present information in those patient versions. In a collaboration with the Guidelines International Network (G-I-N), most of our work has been summarised in Chapter 7 of the G-I-N Public Toolkit.
Example guidelines using DECIDE strategies