Process for implementing updated NICE guidance.

Closed 30 Apr 2020

Opened 3 Apr 2019


The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is an independent organisation that helps those working in the NHS, local authorities and the wider community deliver high-quality health and social care.

GP practices are expected to take into account the recommendations in NICE clinical guidelines and technology appraisals when deciding what treatments to offer people.  This involves looking at what they are currently doing and making changes as needed.

NICE guidelines are not a replacement for the judgement of a healthcare professional. However, recommendations from NICE are expected to be taken fully into account when decisions about treatment and care are made.


Why your views matter

In an attempt not to set up a detailed audit system,  the Clinical Commissioning Group request that all GP practices provide an update on their systems and processes for noting and implementing updated NICE guidance.  Please could you answer the following questions:


  • All Areas


  • GP


  • Nice Guidelines