Putting our guidance into practice benefits patients and carers, healthcare professionals and organisations.
NICE guidance can help patients, carers and service users
- Receive care in line with the best available evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness.
- Enable people to be accountable for their care, knowing how they will be cared for in a consistent evidence-based way, thus building patients’ confidence in NHS and social care services.
- Improve their own health and prevent disease.
NICE guidance can help health and social care professionals
- Ensure the care they provide is based on the best evidence available.
- Ensure they meet standards set by regulatory bodies and that they consider NICE guidance when using their clinical judgement.
- Enable all staff dealing with patient queries to have confidence in the approaches to care.
- Effectively target resources and efforts at the areas that offer the most significant health improvement.
NICE guidance can help organisations
- Meet NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) risk management standards and benefit from reduced claims and risk management premiums.
- Assist organisations with forward planning for service provision and commissioning, reflecting national priorities set by NHS England and the Department of Health.
- Benefit from any identified disinvestment opportunities, cost savings or opportunities for re-directing resources.
- Meet government indicators and targets for health improvement and reducing health inequalities.
- Promote the economic and social well-being of their communities.
- Provide a focus for multi-sector partnership working on health.