NICE accreditation

The NICE Accreditation programme is unable to accept any new applications from September 2016.

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The accreditation programme assesses the processes used to produce guidance and advice. This will, in turn, help raise standards in guidance production. Please continue to use the facilities on NICE Evidence Search to search for accredited guidance.

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  • To help health and social care professionals identify the most trusted sources of guidance developed using critically evaluated high quality processes
  • To drive up the quality of information used by health and social care professionals in decision making
  • To improve patient outcomes through providing robust evidence for NICE quality standards
  • Increase the visibility of guidance and advice
  • Attain accreditation for guidance making it eligible to be considered for the development of NICE quality standards
  • Promote guideline development processes as being robust and transparent
  • Use the NICE Accreditation Mark as an indication of high standard, good quality information

Recent accreditations

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Public Health England

NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by Public Health England (PHE) to produce UK Standards for Microbiology Investigations. The renewed accreditation is valid until 30 June 2021 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in UK standards for microbiology investigations (UKSMIs) Development process, S9365, 2016. The original accreditation term began in July 2011.

Royal College of Physicians

NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by The Royal College of Physicians of London to produce the National Clinical Guideline for Stroke. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 13 September 2016 and is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in National Clinical Guideline for Stroke process manual (2016). The original accreditation term began on 10 June 2010.

British Association of Dermatologists

NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by the British Association of Dermatologists to produce clinical guidelines. The renewed accreditation is valid until 31 May 2021 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in Update on writing a British Association of Dermatologists clinical guideline: the adoption of GRADE (2016). The original accreditation term began on 12 May 2010.

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