We produce a wide range of information as part of our ‘public task’ – our core role and functions. This includes our guidance on health and social care and our corporate documents. Permission to use this information is covered by a licensing framework dependent on where our content is to be used.

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Use of our content in the UK

All requests to use our content in a UK setting only are covered by the NICE UK Open Content Licence.  This allows you to reuse our content free of charge, subject to the terms and conditions of the licence.

View the NICE UK Open Content Licence

Use of our content internationally

Requests to use our content internationally, except for personal educational purposes, are subject to a licensing agreement. 

If you would like to reproduce our content in a publication, application or product outside of the UK – this includes territories alongside the UK – you must complete the International use of NICE content form. 

Using our content outside of the uk

Content assurance service

We offer a content assurance service if your publication, product or service is for use in the UK.

Our experts can review the use of NICE content in your products or services.  We can check you are using our content accurately, the context is appropriate and give feedback on your use of our content.

Find out more about our content assurance service

You can use our endorsement service if you have created a resource to help implement our guidance or quality standards.

What content is available for reuse

Content available under our NICE UK Open Content Licence and our International Licences are described in our Information asset register:

Information asset register

Asset category

Description

Conditions of reuse

Published guidance

 

Content of published guidance and supporting outputs published by NICE including, but not limited to:

NICE guidelines on clinical, public health and social care topics

Technology appraisal guidance

Highly specialised technologies guidance

Interventional procedures guidance

Medical technologies guidance

Diagnostics guidance

Medicines practice guidance

Quality standards

Content containing intellectual property owned by a third party is exempt from reuse requests. This includes documents where the intellectual property rights are not subject to public sector body ownership.

 

Published advice

Content of published advice and supporting outputs published by NICE including, but not limited to:

Evidence summaries

MedTech innovation briefings

Key therapeutic topics

Local government briefings

Content containing intellectual property owned by a third party is exempt from reuse requests. This includes documents where the intellectual property rights are not subject to public sector body ownership.

NICE Collections

Savings and productivity collections

Local practice collection

Content containing intellectual property owned by a third party is exempt from reuse requests. This includes documents where the intellectual property rights are not subject to public sector body ownership.

Images

 

Images on our website and other materials

Contact us for Intellectual Property Rights status.

Corporate documents

Official documents created to support the administration of NICE’s core functions and activities. These include, but are not limited to, board papers, senior management papers, committee papers, policies and procedures, business plans, annual reports, press releases and public consultations

NICE reserves the right to charge for providing unpublished content.

Is there any content I cannot reuse?

You will not be able to use our content where:

  1. The document is one where the intellectual property is owned by a third party which is not a public sector body subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations (2015).  
  2. Content is made available as part of a consultation process and is subject to amendment before formal publication by NICE.
  3. The request is to use the NICE logo and associated ‘marks’.
  4. The information is exempt from access by virtue of the UK’s access to information laws, including, but not exclusively, on the grounds of protecting personal data or commercial in confidence information.

How do the reuse of public sector information regulations affect the use of NICE content?

The amended EU Directive on the 're-use of Public Sector Information (PSI)' came into effect in the UK in July 2015. This requires public sector bodies to make their information available for reuse free of charge for commercial and non-commercial purposes so long as the activity falls outside the organisation’s ‘public task’.

NICE has taken a broader approach to cover not only reuse but use of its content. This means that our content can be used if it mirrors our ‘public task’ and also if the reuse activity adds value to what we do.

What is our public task?

Our public task consists of the functions we are under a legal duty to perform.

These are set out in:

Read our full public task statement

What if I'm not happy with your reuse of content policy?

Read our policy and complaints procedure

Please send complaints about decisions made by NICE under the regulations to David Coombs, Associate Director Corporate Office - david.coombs@nice.org.uk

Queries and requests

If you have a query about reusing our content please get in touch.

We'll need to know:

  • your name and contact details
  • the content you would like to reuse
  • how you intend to reuse the content and its purpose.

Contact us