Definitions for "National Institute for Clinical Excellence"
Keywords:  nhs, wales, guidance, clinical, england
NICE is a new body set up in April 1999 to promote the highest quality of treatment and technology in the NHS and the cost-effectiveness of NHS services. It gives advice on best clinical practice to the NHS, to those commissioning NHS services (strategic health authorities and primary care groups / trusts), and to patients and their carers. NICE is a partnership between the Department of Health, the NHS, health professionals and patients. Guidelines set by NICE will be used across the country, helping to end geographical variations in care that have grown up in recent years.
Set up in April 1999 to produce and disseminate information for doctors on the effectiveness and cost effectiveness of different drugs and treatments
It provides clinical staff and the public in England and Wales with guidance on current treatments. It coordinates the National Collaborating Centres from whom it commissions the development of clinical practice guidelines.