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.

Find out more


Process and timeline

  • Choosing topics 
  • Timeline of the process
  • Guideline 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