The National Prescribing Centre has published a MeReC Bulletin answering some common question about the organisation and function of the National Institute of health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
There are also three supplements covering:
- topic selection and guidance development
- implementation resources
- information sources in the absence of NICE guidance
The MeReC Bulletin provides an overview of the history of NICE, it's current function, guidance dissemination, legal status of the guidance and implementation.
Action: NICE Guidance is far reaching in the NHS. All clinicians would benefit from reading this bulletin.