How NICE makes guidance available
On the fourth Wednesday of each month NICE sends all clinical and public health guidance completed in that month to a core list of people (for example chief executives of NHS and local government organisations).
All NICE guidance is published online. Anyone can register on the website to receive an email telling them when new guidance is published. To subscribe to the e-newsletter, register your details.
NICE informs the broadcast and print media about the guidance it issues so that decisions can be publicised.
Other clinical guidance audiences
NICE also sends copies of clinical guidance to health professionals working in the area covered by the guidance and NHS staff responsible for clinical governance (a framework within which NHS organisations are accountable for continually improving standards of care).
Key clinical audiences for a particular piece of guidance could include:
- hospital consultants
- occupational therapists
- others working in relevant fields.
Other public health guidance audiences
NICE also sends copies of public health guidance completed that month to key audiences for a particular piece of guidance. This could include:
- public health doctors
- district nurses
- others working in the community - such as health visitors.
The guidance also goes to people working for local authorities and the public utilities - such as gas and water companies - and others working in services that contribute to the health of the public.
This page was last updated: 01 July 2010