The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is responsible for improving health and wellbeing by putting science and evidence at the heart of health and care decision-making. It does this by:
- Providing independent assessment of a wide range of complex evidence and producing practical guidance to help commissioners, front-line practitioners, patients, carers and citizens to take better informed decisions. These decisions may be about the care people receive, the safety of new procedures or the use of finite health and care resources. We identify the health technologies that are likely to have the greatest impact on improving health and care, by working closely with those at the forefront of scientific advances and applying our depth of knowledge and expertise.
- Working with partners across the health and social care system to ensure our guidance is implemented effectively.
- Collaborating with foreign governments and other international health and care systems to provide advice and support on the development of their own technology assessment or guideline development programmes, through our international advisory service, NICE International.
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