The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care. We use the best available evidence and input from a variety of sources to decide which treatments and care to recommend. This guide contains advice to help you access treatments and care that NICE has recommended.

Many of our recommendations (especially those about medicines) come with a legal right to help you access that treatment. Other recommendations do not come with this right but there are still ways to try and access a treatment, if you and your health or social care professional think it is the right one for you.