What we do

Our role

NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services.

We do this by:

  • Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
  • Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services.
  • Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across health and social care.

Our programmes

Our different programmes include:

  • our guidance
  • financial planning tools
  • our advice
  • standards and indicators
  • NICE Pathways
  • topic selection. 

NICE international

Our advisory service for international organisations, ministries and government agencies. Find out more about: 

  • our consultancy services
  • speaking engagements
  • seminars
  • using our content outside the UK.

Life sciences

How industry can engage with us during health technology development to achieve better outcomes. Our different services include:

  • HealthTech Connect
  • UK Pharma Scan
  • office for market access
  • scientific advice. 

Digital evidence standards

Standards to help innovators and commissioners understand what good levels of evidence for digital health technologies look like.

Evidence services

Services that provide access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. This includes:

  • Evidence Search
  • clinical knowledge summaries
  • journals and databases
  • British National Formulary (BNF)
  • medicines awareness services.

Put our guidance into practice

Support and resources to help you make the best use of our guidance and quality standards. This includes:

  • implementation support
  • cost-saving guidance
  • the resource planner
  • shared learning case studies.

Social care

Guidance, advice and resources for social care. Our social care resources include: 

  • quick guides
  • quality improvement resource for adult social care
  • child abuse and neglect guidance
  • our social care newsletter
  • social care trainers resource. 

Patient access schemes liaison unit

More information about the pricing arrangements proposed by pharmaceutical companies to enable access to high cost drugs.

Accreditation

The accreditation programme assesses the processes used to produce guidance and advice

Endorsement

Resources for health and social care that we've endorsed. 

Our research work

How we work with researchers, funders, charities and policy organisations to achieve high-quality, impactful research. 

Sustainability and transformation

Practical tools and resources to support sustainability and transformation at a local level. This includes:

  • resources for local partnerships
  • dedicated local support.