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What we do

Providing guidance to ensure quality and value for money

NICE guidance supports healthcare professionals and others to make sure that the care they provide is of the best possible quality and offers the best value for money.

We provide independent, authoritative and evidence-based guidance on the most effective ways to prevent, diagnose and treat disease and ill health, reducing inequalities and variation

Our guidance is for the NHS, local authorities, charities, and anyone with a responsibility for commissioning or providing healthcare, public health or social care services. We also support these groups in putting our guidance into practice.

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How we work

We develop our guidance and other products by working with experts from the NHS, social care, local authorities, and others in the public, private and voluntary sectors - including patients and the public.

Our recommendations are based on the best available evidence of the most effective care. Our guidance is produced openly and transparently, and we make sure that those that use our guidance, as well as those it affects, are involved every step of the way.

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    • NICE Evidence Services

    • NICE Evidence Services are a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The services cover health, social care and public health evidence.
    • Find out more at NICE Evidence Search
    • Quality standards

    • Our quality standards define what high quality care should look like for a specific disease, condition or clinical area. Our quality standards are an important part of a wider suite support available from NICE, to help organisations improve quality, achieve excellence and identify priorities for improvement.

    • Read more about NICE quality standards
    • Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

    • The QOF is a voluntary incentive scheme for GP practices in the UK, rewarding them for how well they care for patients. We oversee the development of indicators used in the QOF to show that GPs should be rewarded for providing good quality clinical care and for helping to improve people's health.

    • Read more about the QOF
    • Fellows and Scholars

    • Our Fellows and Scholars programme provides health and social care professionals with the opportunity to gain invaluable experience of working with NICE, and to improve care in their field.

    • Read more about the programme
    • NICE Scientific Advice

    • NICE Scientific Advice provides fee-for-service consultation to pharmaceutical companies.  We review product development plans to advise on whether these will generate relevant evidence for future submissions to NICE.
    • Read more about our scientific advice service
    • NICE International

    • NICE International provides advice and support to other countries, to ensure their healthcare is as clinically and cost effective as possible. NICE International operates on a strict not-for-profit, fee-for-service basis.

    • Read more about NICE International

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Copyright 2014 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved.

Accessibility | Cymraeg | Freedom of information | Vision Impaired | Contact Us | Glossary | Data protection | Copyright | Disclaimer | Terms and conditions

Copyright 2014 National Institute for Health and Care Excellence. All rights reserved.