NICE support for local government

The Health and Social Care Act transfers public health responsibilities to local government, and gives NICE new responsibilities to produce guidance for social care.

As a result of these changes NICE is now increasingly relevant to those working in local government, whether as an officer, an elected member or councillor, or a member of a Health and Wellbeing Board.

We are looking closely at how we can understand and work more closely with local government, and have created a reference group to help us improve our relationship and guide us in developing products that are useful and relevant.

We have created this new section of our website for those working in local government to keep up to date with NICE,  and to provide a single point to access information, NICE guidance and other tailored resources for this audience.

    • Local government briefings

    • NICE has published a series of public health briefings for local government. They provide advice on the public health actions that are most effective and provide best value for money.

    • Read the briefings
    • In development: local government briefings

    • Information on forthcoming briefings for local government that are being developed by NICE, covering a range of public health topics.

    • Find out more
    • Public health guidance from NICE

    • NICE public health guidance makes recommendations to local government, the NHS and other organisations on how to improve the health and well being of local communities.

    • Find out more
    • NICE and social care

    • The Health and Social Care Act gives new duties to NICE to produce quality standards and other guidance for the social care sector in England.

    • Find out more
    • NICE Pathways

    • NICE's interactive online tool helps public health professionals and local government navigate our public health guidance. NICE Pathways also include information on effective interventions.

    • Visit NICE Pathways
    • Public health outcomes framework

    • Want to know how NICE public health guidance maps onto the new public health outcomes framework? Our briefing will help local government meet the objectives outlined in the outcomes framework.

    • Public health outcomes framework briefing
    • Tobacco return on investment tool

    • Download this tool, developed with Brunel University to help decision making in tobacco control using pre-populated local data. A portfolio of tobacco control interventions can be evaluated for its economic returns in different payback timescales.

    • Read more
    • Getting involved

    • There are a number of ways for those working in local government to get involved in our work. NICE has set up a Local Government Reference Group to help develop new products and build relations with local government.

    • Find out more

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