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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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Quality standards

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

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Social care quick guides

A quick, easy way to access key information from NICE on social care topics.

Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

A quick guide for people using intermediate care services.

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Discussing and planning medicines support

A quick guide for people who arrange their own home care.

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Putting guidance into practice

Shared learning

Examples of how our guidance and standards have been put into practice in the NHS, local authorities, voluntary sector and a range of other organisations.

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