Accessing treatments as part of another type of NICE guidance
NICE makes other types of recommendations for the NHS, as well as medicines. These include:
You can see a list of all the guidance we have published for these types of treatments and care on our website.
The recommendations in these types of guidance are not a legal right, unlike technology appraisals and highly specialised technologies. But your doctor, or health or care professional, is still expected to consider them.
If you think that your care and treatment is not following NICE's recommendations, then you should discuss this with the person providing your care (doctor, nurse, social worker etc). There may be a good medical reason why the recommendation is not suitable for you. If this is the case then you and your health or care professional should discuss what other options are available.
If you are not happy with the reasons given, you should speak to your local Patient Advice and Liaison Service (PALS) or ask NHS England for advice.