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National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence. A special health authority created in 1999—at which time it was called National Institute for Clinical Excellence—in England and Wales to promote the highest quality of treatment and technology in the NHS, as well as the cost-effectiveness of its services. NICE co-ordinates the National Collaborating Centres from whom it commissions the development of clinical practice guidelines, gives advice on best clinical practice to the NHS and produces and disseminates clinical guidelines.

NICE provides national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health to those commissioning NHS services (health authorities and primary care trusts), as well as to patients and their carers. NICE covers individual health technologies (e.g., medicines, medical devices, etc.), diagnostic techniques, procedures and clinical management of specific conditions. It sets national standards to improve the quality and consistency of NHS services in England and Wales.

NICE merged in 2005 with the Health Development Agency and is now officially the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (but still known as NICE).

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Acronym for the National Institute for Clinical Excellence. This is a Government body tasked with the duty of determining the best forms of medical treatment. NICE was set up in April 1999 and is a part of the National Health Service. Its function is to provide patients, health professionals and the general public with reliable guidance on current best medical practice.

National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence

; NICE UK government-supported independent body; it defines national standards of clinical performance and quality measures, and formulates evidence-based guidelines on NHS clinical interventions

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Q. Are there any nice activities for adults with autism? I've been helping a very nice man of 45 of years old and I'm looking for some new things I can do with him in our time together. any ideas?

A. Autistic people react wonderfully with animals. for instance- i saw a group of severe Autistic teenagers going to swim with dolphins. the effect was amazing! taking him to the zoo, or even to the park to feed ducks, pet dogs, whatever.. could have a great effect on him.
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Further information about each board member is located on the About/Contact Page of the NICA website (NationalInventoryCertificationAssociation.
This packaged discount provides membership and enrollment with the Inventory Institute and certification and 1st year membership with NICA.
Post-acquisition revenues of MBHC and NICA will be reported on the books of MBHC on a consolidated basis.
Contract notice: Collection of waste from military complexes administered by 2 gwp in nica and milicz.
Zero Personally Identifiable Information and its founder, Edison Nica, offer users a new, low-risk way to engage with mobile advertisements
CARY, North Carolina, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The innovative mobile advertising platform design firm Zero Personally Identifiable Information (0PII) and its founder, Edison Nica, today announced that the company is seeking $500,000 in start-up funds through an 8-week campaign on Indiegogo, one of the premier crowd-sourcing sites on the Internet.
Your pooch looks like a cross between a German shorthair and a bloodhound," one of the pheasant hunting party members told John Kavalier, the owner of Nica.
The collider, dubbed NICA (Nuclotron-based Ion Collider fAcility), will involve scientists equipment and financing from Belarus, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, Bulgaria and Germany, Viktor Matveyev, director of Russia's Joint Institute for Nuclear Research, said.
Unfortunately, there is no Romanian company among them, though I would have wished that," said Nica.
Fe fydd y ffermwr o Lanilar yng nghwmni'r bysgotwraig adnabyddus, Nica Prichard a chriw o bysgotwyr benywaidd profiadol, sy'n ceisio hybu pysgota fel gweithgarwch amser hamdden i ferched yng Nghymru.
The purpose of NICA is to provide exclusive no-fault compensation for birth-related neurological injuries to infants.