The NICE glossary provides brief definitions and explanations of terms and jargon used on our site. The terms describe how we work and how our guidance is produced.
Our glossary excludes specific clinical and medical terms although we intend to include these in the longer term. If you cannot find the term you are looking for, please email us so that we can consider adding it to the glossary. New terms are added regularly.
The glossary is not used for indexing the site or for navigation - for information on this, please see the NICE taxonomy.
Some definitions and examples are based on those in the ‘HTAi consumer and patient glossary’, with thanks to Health Technology Assessment International.
- Key priorities for implementation
Up to 10 recommendations from a clinical guideline or piece of public health guidance that should be implemented first because they will have the biggest impact. They are chosen by the guideline development group or the programme development group, respectively.
This page was last updated: 15 April 2011