The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. To mark the occasion, NICE plan to highlight some of the work from the past 20 years over the course of the next three months.
Regarding its anniversary year, chief executive Andrew Dillon said:
“It has been a privilege to be part of NICE since it was established in 1999.
“The committed, compassionate people who work at NICE and on our independent advisory committees have made a real difference to the quality of the services provided by the NHS and in social care, and by the public health community.”
In another statement, NICE deputy chief executive and director of health and social care, Professor Gillian Leng, used the 20 year anniversary to launch the NICE Connect project.
According to Professor Leng, the project will aim to improve health and social care through:
- Ensuring recommendations are up to date, so that care is always based on the best available evidence
- Rapid sequencing of new drugs and technologies, so practitioners and commissioners can identify them and adopt more quickly
- Integrating recommendations into NHS IT systems, so it will be easier for practitioners to adhere to evidence-based practice
- Ensuring ease of access to recommendations, so access to NICE advice is quicker and easier
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