The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) Guidance app helps it’s users to search, browse and explore all of NICE’s current guidance, allowing recommendations to be downloaded so they can be accessed later without an internet connection.
To ensure that the most up-to-date recommendations are being used the app is being phased out. App users are encouraged to use the website instead and, until they make the switch, to regularly update content on the app to ensure they are getting the most up-to-date information.
The app will no longer be available on 31 December 2018.
The Evidence Resources Director at NICE, Alexia Tonnel, has stated:
“We have worked hard in recent years to make the NICE website optimised for mobile devices and we are continuously improving the system to ensure users will be able to access the information at all times. It’s important that users have the most up to date guidance readily available at the touch of a button so that they can make well-informed health decisions. It therefore makes sense to focus attention on the website rather than the app.”