NICE International returns to deal with growing overseas enquiries

NICE is to relaunch its not-for-profit International division to deal with a growing number of enquiries from overseas health and social care bodies.

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.

Andrew Dillon, chief executive at NICE, said: “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.”

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.

NICE International offers consultancy services to provide more intensive support with implementing evidence-based decision making. Services include technical and institutional capability training, support with implementing new methods and programmes and contextualising NICE guidelines to local settings.

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.