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Title: NICE changes its name to National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
Post by: UK CAB Moderator on March 27 2013, 11:05 am
FYI:
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In accordance with the Health and Social Care Act, on 1 April 2013, NICE will become an executive non-departmental public body. From this date, in addition to our current role providing guidance to the NHS and the public health communities we will also take on responsibility for developing quality standards and guidance for social care in England. To reflect these changes, from 1 April NICE will become the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence.
 
This expansion of our remit provides an opportunity to apply an evidence-based system to decision-making in the social care sector, similar to that provided for the NHS. It will also allow us to produce guidance and standards that promote better integration between health, public health and social care services.
 
All of our current and published guidance can still be found on the NICE website at http://guidance.nice.org.uk/PHG/Published 
 
If you have any queries about our changing role, please contact our enquiry handling team on 0845 003 7781 or via nice@nice.org.uk