Medicines and prescribing support from NICE

NICE offers a comprehensive suite of guidance, advice and support for delivering quality, safety and efficiency in the use of medicines.

The NICE medicines and prescribing centre provides support for medicines and prescribing through:

  • Guidance and advice on medicines management, optimisation and use.
  • Specific medicines advice, for example on new, unlicensed and off-label medicines
  • A network of associates who work with organisations and individuals at a local level
  • A medicines awareness service, including commentaries and alerts, and NHS access to the British National Formulary.

 

Explore the sections below for the products and services from the medicines and prescribing centre.

 

    • Evidence summaries: new medicines

    • Summaries of the best available evidence for selected new medicines, or for existing medicines with new indications, to inform local NHS planning and decision-making.

    • Find out more
    • Evidence summaries: unlicensed/off-label meds

    • Summaries of the best available evidence on selected unlicensed and off-label medicines, designed to meet demand for information used to inform local NHS planning and decision-making.

    • Find out more
    • Medicines practice guidelines

    • NICE Medicines practice guidelines provides advice and guides for those in health and social care involved in handling, prescribing, commissioning and making decisions about medicines.

    • Find out more
    • QIPP

    • Advice to support the QIPP medicines use and procurement work stream, as a key component of medicines optimisation.

    • Find out more
    • NICE Evidence search

    • Provides access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The suite of services cover health, social care and public health evidence. Medicines evidence commentaries are available via NICE Evidence Search

    • Find out more
    • Medicines and prescribing associate programme

    • NICE medicines and prescribing associates work with local organisations and practitioners to support high quality, cost effective prescribing and use of medicines with a remit covering therapeutics, information mastery, decision-making, and the systems and processes involved in medicines optimisation.

    • Find out more
    • Keeping up-to-date

    • Sign up for and manage your subscriptions for the medicines awareness service and a range of medicines and prescribing alerts, including information to support Controlled Drugs Accountable Officers (CDAOs).

    • Find out more
    • British National Formulary

    • NICE is responsible for providing access for the NHS to the British National Formulary.

    • Find out more

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