Putting our guidance into practice benefits patients and carers, healthcare professionals and organisations.
NICE guidance can help patients, carers and service users to:
- Receive care that is based on the best available clinical evidence.
- Be accountable for their care, and know they will be cared for in a consistently evidence-based way.
- Improve their own health and prevent disease.
NICE guidance can help health and social care professionals to:
- Ensure the care they provide is based on the best evidence available.
- Ensure they meet standards set by regulatory bodies and consider NICE guidance when making clinical decisions.
- Empower all staff dealing with patient queries to have confidence in their approach to care.
- Effectively target resources and efforts at the areas that offer the most significant health improvement.
NICE guidance can help organisations to:
- Meet NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) risk management standards and benefit from reduced claims and risk management premiums.
- Plan 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 reduce health inequalities.
- Promote the economic and social well-being of their communities.