The NICE Glossary provides brief definitions and explanations of terms used on our site. The terms describe how we work and how our guidance is produced.
Our glossary excludes specific clinical and medical terms. If you cannot find the term you are looking for, please email us so that we can consider adding it to the glossary.
Some definitions and examples are based on those in the 'HTAi consumer and patient glossary', with thanks to Health Technology Assessment International.
Recommendations produced by NICE. There are 5 types of guidance:
All guidance developed by independent committees and is consulted on. We also publish a range of supporting documents for each piece of guidance, including practical advice on how to put the guidance into practice, and on its costs, and the evidence it is based on.
See also NICE advice.