The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has updated its principles document for 2020 onwards.
The NICE Principles is the successor to 2005’s NICE Social Value Judgments (SVG) document. The principles complement the methods and process guides used by NICE and its committees, and does not overrule them.
The principles give insight to users of the NICE website, including patients, on how NICE prepares its guidance, and what is taken into account. Sir Andrew Dillon, NICE Chief Executive, said:
“We know that our guidance has important consequences for people who use our health and care services. It’s important to them and to us that our approach to making recommendations is clearly set out so that everyone can see how these sometimes difficult decisions are made.
“The principles on which we base our work include concepts such as transparency, engagement and contestability. As our programmes have developed and new responsibilities have been added, we have had to keep these principles up to date. The new NICE Principles document is the latest iteration of that.”
Read more on the principles here.