Welcome to the RCN's NICE consultation gateway. These pages describe how members of the RCN can contribute to the guidance produced by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE).
National Institute for Health and Care Excellence
NICE is an independent organisation set up to provide guidance, set quality standards and manage a national database of evidence to improve people's health and prevent and treat ill health.
For information about the types of guidance NICE develops see what NICE does.
The RCN is a consultee/stakeholder for all NICE work programmes except where the topic or condition being considered is not managed by nurses. The RCN is invited to participate in the development and review of draft guidance for implementation in the NHS.
For details of active consultations see current consultations.
How can I help / get involved?
There are a number of ways you can get involved with the development of NICE guidance and the consultation process. For details see getting involved.
To read about individual experiences see stories.
Support for implementing guidance
To find out about resources provided by NICE and by the RCN which will help you with the implementation of guidance see implementing guidance.
This page was last reviewed 9 April 2013.