NICE to support international clients in developing healthcare systems

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Not-for-profit healthcare advisory division NICE International is to be relaunched

The division of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), NICE International provides an advisory service to international organisations, ministries and government agencies to support the use of evidence-based decision making in health and social care systems.

NICE International provides support in developing systems to:

  • Improve health and social care evidence-based decision making
  • Embed health technology assessment to allocate resources in a cost effective, transparent and equitable way
  • Improve the quality of care and reduce variation of access.

Andrew Dillon, Chief Executive at NICE, commented: “We’re delighted to be relaunching NICE International so that we can share what we’ve learnt over the last 20 years to help other international health and care systems optimise their use of evidence-based practice.”

The NICE website details that, as the development of clinical guidelines can be expensive and time consuming, NICE International will work with clients to adapt guidelines for England for their healthcare system. The website also details that NICE is able to obtain funding directly from the client country and can also access funding from other public and charitable sources.