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Accreditation helps health and social care professionals identify the most robustly produced guidance available, enabling them to deliver high quality care.

Since 2009 we have accredited 60 guidance development processes.

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What is accreditation?

The accreditation programme assesses the processes used to produce guidance and advice. This will, in turn, help raise standards in guidance production.

Please continue to use the facilities on NICE Evidence Search to search for accredited guidance.


Benefits of accreditation

  • To help health and social care professionals identify the most trusted sources of guidance developed using critically evaluated high quality processes
  • To drive up the quality of information used by health and social care professionals in decision making
  • To improve patient outcomes through providing robust evidence for NICE quality standards

Why apply for accreditation?

  • Increase the visibility of guidance and advice
  • Attain accreditation for guidance making it eligible to be considered for the development of NICE quality standards
  • Promote guideline development processes as being robust and transparent
  • Use the NICE Accreditation Mark as an indication of high standard, good quality information

Eligibility Readiness to apply Application

Guidance producers that meet our definition of guidance and advice, as detailed in the Accreditation process manual, may apply for accreditation.

We assess guidance processes against 25 criteria. View our process manual below for further details about the assessment process and to access our new models of practice and gap analysis tool.

Our accreditation process

If you are eligible and ready, complete and submit the accreditation application form.

Recent accreditations

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British Society of Gastroenterology

British Society of Gastroenterology achieved accreditation in July 2013 for their best practice clinical guidelines produced using the processes described in the BSG Advice Document (2013).

BOSCH Healthcare

BOSCH Healthcare achieved accreditation in July 2013 for the process used to produce the content in their web based tool.

Royal College of Physicians

Royal College of Physicians achieved accreditation in July 2013 for their concise guideline series (cgs): full methodology produced using the processes described in the Concise Guidelines Series: Guideline Development Methodology Handbook (18 March 2013). This is the third accredited process for Royal College of Physicians.

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Contact us via email at accreditation@nice.org.uk

Keep up-to-date

If you would like to be kept up-to-date with the latest accreditation information from NICE please email:accreditation@nice.org.uk.

This page was last updated: 24 February 2014

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