Enabling Guideline Development throughInternational Collaboration

NICE provides guidance on current best practice in health and social care, including public health, to the National Health Service (NHS) in England and Wales. Read More

Knowledge Exchange Seminar Series

A collaboration between NICE International and IHOPE

NICE International provides advisory services to organisations, ministries and government agencies internationally to support the use of evidence-based decision making in health and social care systems.

Commissioning, contracting, and contextualizing guidelines to other jurisdictions: Experience from NICE

Anirudh Gaurang Gudlavalleti, Hugh McGuire, Pilar Pinilla Dominguez

This paper aims to give an overview of how NICE commissions guidelines, and how NICE guidelines can be contextualized to other local settings with the support of NICE.

Using real-world data alongside evidence in guideline development

Anirudh Gaurang Gudlavalleti​, Hugh McGuire, Pilar Pinilla Dominguez

Real world data have been critical for guidelines since their conception, yet its meaning and subsequent usage have evolved considerably. Initially “real world” data were used as data from a research study. The emphasis was on the type of data, when it was collected and how it was collected. However, now the emphasis is on the data itself, and how that data can be used for guideline development.

Surveillance and guidelines update process at NICE

Kriti Shukla​, Hugh McGuire, Pilar Pinilla Dominguez

The discoveries, new body of evidence, interventions, and new knowledge are inherent to science. Therefore, guidelines and recommendations also need to be under constant surveillance to update and embrace the new evidence, resulting in improved quality and safety. This article covers the process and decision-making process around the guidelines. The article captures the essence of discussion in the knowledge exchange seminar series between national institute for health and care excellence (NICE) and IHOPE, which was organized as a part of the collaborative project between NICE International and IHOPE to develop and implement evidence-based clinical guidelines in India. This paper is the fourth in the series, and further information on the other papers can be found at this link.

Implementation: Putting guidance into practice

Raashi Raj​, Hugh McGuire, Pilar Pinilla-Dominguez

The implementation of guidance and advice into practice is a crucial step in ensuring that the uptake of guidelines’ recommendations that can contribute to improvements in health outcomes and equitable access to health services. The objective of this paper is to give an understanding of the common barriers to guideline implementation and the evidence-based implementation approach adopted by NICE to overcome these barriers.

Introduction to quality standards and indicators

Raashi Raj​, Hugh McGuire, Pilar Pinilla Dominguez

The objective of this article is to describe NICE’s role regarding quality improvement in health and social care in England and to gain an insight into how NICE quality standards and indicators are used in the health and social care system. NICE is the national point of reference for advice on safe, effective, and cost-effective health and social care. NICE achieves this by providing advice aligned to the needs, uses, and demands of the resource constrained system. NICE’s role in quality improvement follows a stepwise progression starting with evidence-based guidance and recommendations through to quality standards and indicators. These are aimed to contribute to improved outcomes in health and social care.

Developing and quality assuring clinical guidelines

Raashi Raj​, Hugh McGuire, Pilar Pinilla Dominguez

Medicine is a dynamic and evolving discipline that calls for rational, scientific, and evidence-based decision-making to enhance patients’ quality of care. The use of guidelines to support decision-making has increasingly become an important part of clinical practice. This paper highlights the rationale and importance of developing and quality assuring guidelines that underpin the NICE process for developing guidelines.

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