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We use the best available evidence to develop recommendations that guide decisions in health, public health and social care.

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NICE Pathways

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NICE guidelines

Review the evidence across broad health and social care topics. 

Quality standards

Set out priority areas for quality improvement in health and social care. 

Technology appraisal guidance

Review clinical and cost effectiveness of new treatments.

Diagnostics guidance

Review new diagnostic technologies for adoption in the NHS.

Interventional procedures guidance

Assessments of whether procedures are safe enough and work well enough for wider use in the NHS. 

Evidence summaries

Review the best available evidence for selected medicines.

Medtech innovation briefings

Review the evidence and likely costs of medical devices and technologies.

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Podcasts

Discussing prostate cancer out in the open 

In this podcast:

  • We go cycling with Charles Frost to talk about some of the issues men face when coming to terms with prostate cancer.
  • Meg Burgess, from Prostate Cancer UK, explains what the prostate is and how we can begin to assess treatment options.