What's happening in accreditation?
Accreditation and Quality Standards
There are close links between accreditation and quality standards. Where relevant, accredited sources of information are considered in the development of NICE quality standards.
To date, accredited sources of guidance have been used in development of the following NICE Quality Standards:
- Breast Cancer
- Ovarian Cancer
- Supporting people to live well with dementia
New individual guideline assessment pilot
To support the quality standards programme timetable, we are piloting a programme to assess development processes for individual guidelines. The first assessment in the pilot has just been completed and further information is available on the individual guideline decisions web page.
Accreditation service fees
Eligible commercial organisations whose guidance is not freely available to users via NICE Evidence Services can still have access to pre-application advice and apply for NICE accreditation.
Pre-application advice is provided in the form of bespoke one to one meetings or ongoing dialogue with a technical analyst with the purpose of providing the support required to improve readiness for accreditation. The fee for this service is £1,000 + VAT.
The assessment service fee for commercial organisations who apply for NICE accreditation is £5,000 + VAT. This service includes the steps of the process from the submission of the application through to the final advisory committee decision.
Observing Accreditation Advisory Committee meetings
Registration to observe the 5 June Committee meeting will be available soon.
The next committee meeting dates are:
- 5 June 2014 - London
- 15 September 2014 - Manchester
Congratulations to the following organisations who have attained NICE accreditation for a guidance development process:
- British Society of Gastroenterology
- BOSCH Healthcare for the processes used to develop their
- Royal College of Physicians
To reserve a free place at an accreditation workshop, please email Margaret Derry (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The next workshop dates are:
- 29 April 2014 - London
- 22 July - Manchester
- 07 October - London
If you would like to be kept up-to-date with the latest accreditation information from NICE please email:email@example.com.
This page was last updated: 04 April 2014