NICE Clinical Guidelines

NICE Clinical Guidelines make evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of topics from preventing and managing specific conditions to planning broader services and interventions to improve the health of communities

Note

It is important to note that the advice contained within the guidance does not override or replace the individual responsibility of health professionals to make appropriate decisions in the circumstances of their individual patients, in consultation with the patient and/or guardian or carer. This would, for example, include situations where individual patients have other conditions or complications that need to be taken into account in determining whether the NICE guidance is fully appropriate in their case.

DoH Participation

The Department has reviewed its process for the endorsement, implementation, monitoring and assurance of NICE Clinical Guidelines in Northern Ireland.  The arrangements for the endorsement, implementation, monitoring and assurance of NICE Clinical Guidelines in Northern Ireland are detailed in the following circular, which can into effect from 18th December 2013. 

NICE Clinical Guidelines - Process for Endorsement, Implementation, Monitoring and Assurance in Northern Ireland - HSC (SQSD) 3/13 

For information, details of the previous arrangement can be found in the following circular: HSC (SQSD) 4/11

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