The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) uses evidence of which treatment and support work best for patients and service users to provide authoritative guidance to the public health, NHS and social care systems.
NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. It does this by:
- Producing evidence based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners;
- Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services; and
- Providing a range of informational services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.