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.

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.

Milestone dates (Excel)

  • important dates in development process
  • links to all guidelines in development.