About NICE

What is NICE?

NICE is the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE). NICE provides independent, authoritative, evidence-based guidance and advice to improve health and social care. NICE guidance is for the NHS, local authorities, public health and social care practitioners.

How does NICE develop guidance and standards?

NICE develops guidance, standards and other products by working and engaging with those across health and social care. This includes not only experts from the NHS, social care sector and local authorities but also, the public, private and voluntary sectors, including patients, service users and the public.

All NICE guidance, quality standards and other advice products are independent and authoritative. They are based on the best available evidence and set out the best ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, promote healthy living, and care for vulnerable people.

What is NICE’s priority?

To provide guidance to ensure the best evidence-based care. NICE guidance supports health and social care professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value.

Visit the NICE website for more information.