We use the best available evidence to develop guidance to improve health and social care. Our guidance takes many forms. From this page, you can find out more about each type of NICE guidance and how it can be used.
Our guidelines make evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of topics. They help health and social care professionals to prevent ill health, promote good health and improve the quality of care and services.
This guidance assesses the clinical and cost effectiveness of health technologies, such as new medicines, procedures, devices and diagnostic agents.
This guidance evaluates new, innovative medical devices and diagnostics. It looks at medical technologies that deliver treatment, give greater independence to patients, and detect or monitor medical conditions.
This guidance evaluates new, innovative diagnostic technologies. It includes all types of measurements and tests that are used to evaluate a patient's condition.
This guidance recommends whether interventional procedures - such as laser treatments for eye problems or deep brain stimulation for chronic pain - are effective and safe enough for use in the NHS.
This guidance contains recommendations on the use of new and existing highly specialised medicines and treatments.
This guidance reviews evidence to support adoption of health technologies in the NHS.