NICE guidelines are evidence-based recommendations for health and care in England. 

They set out the care and services suitable for most people with a specific condition or need, and people in particular circumstances or settings. 

Our guidelines help health and social care professionals to:

  • prevent ill health
  • promote and protect good health
  • improve the quality of care and services
  • adapt and provide health and social care services.

 Find NICE guidelines 


Guideline types

  • clinical
  • social care
  • public health
  • medicines practice
  • cancer services
  • antimicrobial prescribing.

Find out more


Process and timeline

  • Choosing topics 
  • Timeline of the process
  • Guidelines development manual

Using guidelines

  • Making decisions
  • Prescribing medicines
  • Professional guidelines, standards and laws

Get involved

  • Register as a stakeholder 
  • Join a guideline committee
  • Consultations and workshops

Shared decision making

  • The benefits
  • How we support
  • Our collaborations

Consultation on updates to the guidelines development manual

We've launched a public consultation on the update of 'Developing NICE guidelines: the manual'. The manual explains the processes and methods used to develop and update NICE guidelines. 

We want to hear your views and receive feedback on these proposals.

View the consultation