NICE relaunches International division to deal with overseas enquiries

NICE relaunches International division to deal with overseas enquiries
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The UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) is relaunching its non-for-profit International division in response to the increase in 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.

The division aims 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, and improve the quality of care and reduce variation of access.

NICE International also draws on links with academic partners and world-wide leading experts in the field of health technology assessment and evidence-based practice.

Operating on a fee-for-service basis, NICE International can obtain funding directly from the client country and can also access funding from other public and charitable sources.