NICE Guidance

NICE (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

NICE guidance aims to ensure that promotion of good health and patient care in the NHS are in line with the best available evidence of clinical effectiveness and cost effectiveness.

The Foundation Trust has a responsibility for implementing NICE guidance in order to ensure patients receive the best and most appropriate treatment and that NHS resources are not wasted by inappropriate treatment

Currently, NICE produces guidance in three areas of health:

  • Public Health - guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health for those working in the NHS, local authorities and the wider public and voluntary sector
  • Health Technologies - guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS
  • Clinical Practice - guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS

Guidance can be viewed on the NICE website:

Further Information

For more information about NICE guidance please contact the clinical audit team:

01256 313025