National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
Address: National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence
10 Spring Gardens
Tel: +44 (0)845 003 7780
The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is an NHS organisation based in London and Manchester. NICE was set up on 1 April 1999 to ensure everyone has equal access to medical treatments and high quality care from the NHS – regardless of where they live in England and Wales.
Today NICE is recognised as being a world leader in setting standards for high quality healthcare and are the most prolific producer of clinical guidelines in the world. It also produces public health recommendations on how to help improve people’s health and prevent disease. These are aimed not just at the NHS but at local authorities and all those with a remit for improving people’s health in the public, private, community and voluntary sectors.
Topics covered by NICE’ guidance range from helping people to stop smoking and encouraging them to be more physically active through to the treatment of cancer, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and mental health problems. NICE also makes recommendations on the use of a range of drugs.
All its recommendations are devised by independent committees. NICE’s Citizens Council is the UK’s first advisory body made up entirely of members of the public.
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NICE is an independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health.