NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, works to improve the quality, sustainability and productivity of health and social care.
Our purpose is to improve the quality, sustainability and productivity of health and social care.
We do this by producing guidance and information, which enables people working in and using the health and care system to make better decisions.
We take account of value for money in developing our guidance, by recognising that new forms of practice need to demonstrate the benefits they bring and by recommending better targeting of interventions of limited value and opportunities for disinvesting from ineffective interventions.
Our work in 2018/19 was grouped around three strategic objectives:
Deliver guidance, standards, indicators and evidence to help to achieve high-quality, sustainable services, supporting the health and care system to use its resources efficiently, and contributing to a thriving life sciences industry
Support the adoption of our guidance and advice and help maximise its impact by working with partners to produce practical tools and support. Promote the role of NICE in the development and use of evidence in the international arena.
Operate efficiently, by using our resources productively and sustainably, and by supporting our staff to deliver on their full potential.