Structure of NICE

Our board sets out our strategic priorities and policies. The day to day decision-making is the responsibility of our senior management team. The organisation is split into 6 directorates:

Centre for Guidelines (CfG)

Develops guidance on:

  • the promotion of good health
  • the prevention of ill health
  • the appropriate treatment and care for people with specific diseases and conditions
  • social care and service delivery.

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The guidance is used by those working in the NHS, local government, social care, patients and their families.

Responsible for:

  • clinical guidelines
  • public health guidelines
  • social care guidelines.

Centre for Health Technology Evaluation (CHTE)

Develops guidance on the use of new and existing treatments within the NHS, such as medicines, medical technologies and surgical procedures.

Responsible for:

Evidence Resources Directorate

Maintains and builds NICE’s digital services.

Provides access to quality information to support guidance development and other NICE programmes, identifying, selecting and appraising new evidence.

Commissions and manages contracts for online content available to NHS England through NICE Evidence Search.

Responsible for:

Communications Directorate

Raises awareness of our work.

Responsible for:

Business Planning and Resources Directorate

Responsible for:

  • business planning
  • finance
  • human resources
  • corporate governance
  • IT services
  • estates and facilities.