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UK NICE guidance

You can browse for NICE Guidance, using the Topic links from the NICE Guidance homepage, by ‘Conditions and Diseases‘, ‘Health Protection‘, ‘Lifestyle and Wellbeing‘, ‘Population Groups‘, ‘Service Delivery Organisation and Staffing‘, and ‘Settings‘. You can also click on the links, from this homepage, to browse for guidance by ‘Month‘ (to see which guidance has recently been published or updated), and to look to see which Guidelines are ‘In Development‘ and which are ‘In Consultation‘.

For example, if you wanted to browse for guidance on Cystic Fibrosis, click on:

  • Conditions and Diseases
  • Genetic Conditions
  • Cystic Fibrosis

The results page, will show you NICE Pathways, NICE Guidelines, Quality Standards, Evidence Summaries, and New Guidance and Advice on Cystic Fibrosis.

You can also search for guidance. To do this, from the NICE Guidance homepage, in the search box, type the name of the condition, that you are interested in, e.g. Bipolar Disorder. From the search results page, on the left hand side, you can refine your search. Click on Guidance, and then NICE Guidelines. You can sort your results by Date, so that the most current guideline on that condition is listed first.

Keeping up to date with NICE guidance

You can sign up for a NICE newsletter, so that you are updated on any new published and forthcoming guidance topics.

Finding international guidelines

NHS Evidence

NHS Evidence is a service that enables access to authoritative clinical and non-clinical evidence and best practice through a web-based portal. It is managed by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).

Do I need an NHS OpenAthens username and password to use NHS Evidence?

You will only need your NHS OpenAthens username and password to use resources on the Journals and EJournals  page which provides links to resources which have been purchased by the NHS in England at national, regional, or local levels. It includes:

Who is NHS Evidence for?

NHS Evidence is for everyone in health and social care who makes decisions about treatments, interventions or the use of resources. While NHS Evidence is designed primarily for professionals and practitioners,patients and the wider public are also able to search most of the content on NHS Evidence. Some specialised content is only available toNHS employees due to licensing agreements.

How do I access NHS Evidence

Click on NHS Evidence to access the site.

Last updated: 16 June, 2020

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