Accreditation helps health and social care professionals identify the most robustly produced guidance available, enabling them to deliver high quality care.
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.Go to NICE Evidence Search
- 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
Guidance producers that meet our definition of guidance and advice, as detailed in the Accreditation process manual, may apply for accreditation.
Readiness to apply
Steps providing a brief summary of the NICE accreditation process for guidance producers.
Royal College of Anaesthetists (RCoA)
NICE has accredited the process used by the Royal College of Anaesthetists to produce Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 12 May 2016 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Guidelines for the Provision of Anaesthetic Services chapter development process document (2016).
British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH)
NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by the British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) to produce its UK national guidelines. The renewed accreditation is valid until January 2021 and applies to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘BASHH framework for guideline development and assessment 2015’. The original accreditation term began in January 2011.
British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians (BAAP)
NICE has accredited the process used by the British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians to produce clinical practice guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 15 March 2016 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘British Association of Audiovestibular Physicians Manual for producing guidelines’ (February 2016).
Frequently asked questions
Find the answers to the most common questions we receive about accreditation.
Accreditation tips and support
Organisations that have successfully been through the accreditation programme share their top tips to help you approach the application process successfully.