Monday, October 31, 2005

NICE/HDA - Annual Report 2004-2005

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) was formed on 1 April 2005, when the National Institute for Clinical Excellence took on the functions of the Health Development Agency to create a single excellence-in-practice organisation responsible for providing national guidance on the promotion of good health and the prevention and treatment of ill health.

Currently NICE produces guidance in three areas of health:

  • Technology appraisals - guidance on the use of new and existing medicines and treatments within the NHS in England and Wales.
  • Clinical guidelines - guidance on the appropriate treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions within the NHS in England and Wales.
  • Interventional procedures - guidance on whether interventional procedures used for diagnosis or treatment are safe enough and work well enough for routine use in England, Wales and Scotland.

The annual report and its accompanying accounts cover the activities of both NICE and the Health Development Agency (HDA) during 2004/5.

NICE/HDA Annual Report 2004-2005 (pdf 3.4 MB)