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NICE guidance sets the standards for high quality healthcare and encourages healthy living. Our guidance can be used by the NHS, Local Authorities, employers, voluntary groups and anyone else involved in delivering care or promoting wellbeing.

  • NICE guidance is:

  • designed to promote good health and prevent ill health
  • produced by the people affected by our work, including health and social care professionals, patients and the public
  • based on the best evidence
  • transparent in its development, consistent, reliable and based on a rigorous development process
  • good value for money, weighing up the cost and benefits of treatments
  • internationally recognised for its excellence
  • Interventional procedures

    421

  • Technology appraisals

    308

  • Clinical guidelines

    186

  • Public health guidance

    52

  • Medical technologies guidance

    17

  • Diagnostics guidance

    12

Latest guidance

Ref Title Type
QS58 Sickle cell acute painful episode Quality Standards
PH52 Needle and syringe programmes Public health guidance
DG12 Measuring fractional exhaled nitric oxide concentration in asthma Diagnostics guidance
PH51 Contraceptive services with a focus on young people up to the age of 25
Public health guidance
IPG482 Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) for acute heart failure in adults Interventional procedures
IPG485 Faecal microbiota transplant for recurrent clostridium difficile infection Interventional procedures
IPG484 Transoral carbon dioxide laser surgery for primary treatment of oropharyngeal malignancy Interventional procedures
TA308 Vasculitis (anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody-associated) - rituximab (with glucocorticoids) Technology appraisals
IPG483 Insertion of a magnetic-bead band for faecal incontinence Interventional procedures
TA307 Colorectal cancer (metastatic) - aflibercept Technology appraisals

Areas in which NICE produces guidance

    • Clinical guidelines

    • Clinical guidelines are recommendations by NICE on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS. They are based on the best available evidence.

    • Read more about clinical guidelines
    • Public health guidance

    • Public health guidance makes recommendations for populations and individuals on the activities, policies and strategies that can help prevent disease or improve health.

    • Read more about public health guidance
    • Interventional procedures

    • An interventional procedure is a procedure used for diagnosis or for treatment that involves making a cut or hole to gain access to the inside of a patient's body, gaining access to a body cavity or using electromagnetic radiation.

    • Read more about interventional procedures
    • Medical technologies

    • The Medical Technologies Evaluation Programme (MTEP) focuses specifically on the selection and evaluation of new or innovative medical technologies (including devices and diagnostics).

    • Read more about medical technologies
    • Diagnostics Assessment Programme

    • Diagnostics Assessment Programme (DAP) focuses on the evaluation of innovative medical diagnostic technologies in order to ensure that the NHS is able to adopt clinically and cost effective technologies rapidly and consistently.

    • Read more about the diagnostics assessment programme

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