Accreditation

We work with guidance producers who want renew their existing accreditation. We look at the processes used to produce guidance and advice and decide whether they still meet the accreditation standards.

The accreditation programme stopped accepting new applications in September 2016. Please continue to use the facilities on our evidence search to find accredited guidance.

If you have any questions, contact accreditation@nice.org.uk.

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The programme

Our highly regarded accreditation programme ran from 2009 to 2016.

It helped to:

  • raise standards in guidance production
  • improve the quality of information produced for health and social care decision-makers.

We're delighted that our intentions of the programme have been achieved. It has been well received and supported, and most of the main guidance producers are now accredited.

We're keen to have an ongoing relationship with accredited guidance producers. We'll continue to encourage them to maintain and improve their processes through a new renewal process.

Guidance produced to an accredited process will continue to carry the accreditation mark for its term. During this time the opportunity will be given to renew the accreditation decision.

The benefits

  • To help health and social care professionals identify trusted sources of guidance developed using critically evaluated processes.
  • To increase the quality of information used by health and social care professionals in decision making.
  • To improve patient outcomes through providing robust evidence for NICE quality standards.

Recent accreditation renewals

  • Advanced Health and Care Limited

    We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Advanced Health and Care Limited to produce the Odyssey clinical decision support system. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘Odyssey Clinical Content - Development and Review Process’ (2017) and its supporting process documents.

    • Original accreditation term began on 10 December 2013.
    Renewed accreditation valid until 8 January 2023.
    • British Society of Rheumatology

      We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the British Society for Rheumatology to produce clinical guidelines. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘Creating clinical guidelines: our protocol’ (November 2018).

      • Original accreditation term began on 27 February 2012.
      Renewed accreditation valid until 28 January 2023.
      • Healthcare Improvement Scotland

        We have renewed accreditation of the process used by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to produce Evidence Notes. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in Standard operating procedure for production of evidence notes (2017).

        • Original accreditation term started on 27 February 2012.
        Renewed accreditation valid until 31 January 2023.
        • British HIV Association (BHIVA)

          We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the British HIV Association to produce BHIVA guidelines. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in the BHIVA Guideline Development Manual (2014).

          • Original accreditation term started on 12 July 2012.
          Renewed accreditation valid until 12 July 2022.
          • British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology (BSACI)

            We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology to produce clinical guidelines. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in the BSACI Guideline Production Manual.

            • Original accreditation term began on 30 January 2013.
            Renewed accreditation valid until 30 January 2023.
            • Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare

              We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare to produce clinical guidelines. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in the framework for clinical guideline development (2018).

                • Original accreditation term started on 28 October 2011.
              Renewed accreditation valid until 12 May 2023.
                  • Royal College of Radiologists

                • We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Royal College of Radiologists to produce iRefer referral guidelines. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in RCR iRefer guidelines: Making the best use of clinical radiology: the process for the eighth edition 2013–2017.

                    • Original accreditation term started on 30 June 2010.
                    Renewed accreditation valid until 30 June 2022.
                • Government of Western Australia Department of Health

                  We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Government of Western Australia Department of Health to produce Diagnostic Imaging Pathways It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in Diagnostic Imaging Pathways - Principles for Creating and Managing Content (2017).

                    • Original accreditation term started on 26 April 2012.
                    Renewed accreditation valid until 26 April 2022.
              • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Care Considerations Working Group

                We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) Care Considerations Working Group to produce ‘Diagnosis and management of Duchenne muscular dystrophy’ (2017). It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in ‘DMD Care Considerations Update Methodology Report’ (2017).

                  • Original accreditation term started on 24 November 2011
                Renewed accreditation valid until 24 November 2021.
              • Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and the British Thoracic Society

                We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network and the British Thoracic Society to produce the ‘British guideline on the management of asthma’. It applies to guidance produced using the processes described in SIGN 50: a guideline developer’s handbook (2015).

                  • Original accreditation term started on January 2012. Retrospectively applicable from May 2011.
                Renewed accreditation valid until 31 January 2021.
              • Royal College of Occupational Therapists

                We have renewed accreditation of the process used by the Royal College of Occupational Therapists to produce practice guidelines.

                  • Renewed accreditation valid until 16 January 2023.

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