About this guidance
NICE public health guidance makes recommendations on the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health.
This guidance was developed using the NICE public health programme guidance process.
The recommendations from this guidance have been incorporated into a NICE Pathway. Tools to help you put the guidance into practice and information about the evidence it is based on are also available.
This guidance represents the views of the Institute and was arrived at after careful consideration of the evidence available. Those working in the NHS, local authorities, the wider public, voluntary and community sectors and the private sector should take it into account when carrying out their professional, managerial or voluntary duties.
Implementation of this guidance is the responsibility of local commissioners and/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement the guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations. Nothing in this guidance should be interpreted in a way which would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
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