The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is the independent organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.
NICE produces guidance in three areas of health:
- Public health – guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention of ill health for those working in the NHS local authorities and the wider public and voluntary sector
- Health technologies – guidance on the use of new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures within the NHS
- Clinical practice – guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS.
NICE guidance is developed using the expertise of the NHS and the wider healthcare community including NHS staff, healthcare professionals, patients and carers, industry and the academic world.
Guidance for Trust services that has been published to date.
- Ante and post natal mental health
- Antisocial Personality disorder
- Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
- Bi Polar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Depression in Adults
- Depression in Children & younger people
- Depression in chronic health problems
- Drug misuse:psychosocial interventions and opioid detoxification
- Eating disorders
- Medicines adherence
- Nutritional support in adults
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Pressure Ulcer management
- Self harm
NICE have also produced a leaflet explaining what to do if you feel you are not getting treatment that meets with advice issued by NICE (31KB).
- Alzheimer’s – donepezil, galantamine, rivastigmine(Review) and memantine
- Depression and anxiety –computerised cognitive behavioural therapy
- Drug Misuse – methadone and buprenorphine
- Drug misuse– naltrexone
- Epilepsy (adults) new drugs
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Insomnia –newer hypnotic drugs