NICE accreditation

The NICE Accreditation programme is unable to accept any new applications from September 2016.

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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.

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  • 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
 

Public consultation - GAIN draft decision

Consultation is open until Wednesday 5th April on the Accreditation Advisory Committee’s draft decision for the Guidelines and Audit Implementation Network (GAIN).

 

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Recent accreditations

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The Renal Association

NICE has renewed accreditation of the process used by the Renal Association to produce clinical practice guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 10 January 2017 and is applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘Clinical practice guideline development manual’ (December, 2016). 'The Renal Association were previously accredited from 10 November 2010 to 30 November 2015.

Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Network Audit Group

NICE has accredited the process used by the Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Network Audit Group to produce Palliative care and end of life care guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 10 January 2017 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in the Cheshire and Merseyside Palliative and End of Life Care Network Audit Group guideline development manual (2014).

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British Society of Surgery for the Hand

NICE has accredited the process used by British Society for Surgery of the Hand to produce Clinical Guidelines. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 10 January 2017 and is retrospectively applicable to guidance produced using the processes described in British Society for Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Evidence for Surgical Treatment (B.E.S.T.) Process manual, 1st Edition (11th version, November 2016).

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British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation

NICE has accredited the process used by British Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Amputee Rehabilitation to produce a specific Clinical Guideline. Accreditation is valid for 5 years from 10 January 2017 and is only applicable to the guideline processes described in ‘Clinical guidelines for the pre and post-operative physiotherapy management of adults with lower limb amputations’

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