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 Process for Endorsement of Public Health Guidance
The Department has introduced a new NI process for the endorsement, implementation, monitoring and assurance of NICE Public Health Guidance. The new arrangements are effective from 1 December 2015 and update and replace the procedures set out in circular HSS (PPMD)/(NICE)01/06 and HSC (SQSD) 31/14
- NICE Public Health Guidance - Process for Endorsement, Implementation, Monitoring and Assurance in NI - HSC (SQSD) 37/15
The following Public Health Guidance has been endorsed by DoH:
NG 48 - Oral Health for Adults in Care Homes
- Note this guideline replaces section 1.1.7 of NICE Clinical Guideline CG43 endorsed by DoH in October 2008.
- Note this updates recommendation 126.96.36.199 in NICE guideline CG62 endorsed by DoH in October 2008