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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.
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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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"We're keen on being the first to figure out a new model for journalism--both in content and in business model," Nizza said.
(18) Ver Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva, O imperio luso-brasileiro: 1750-1822 (Lisboa: Editorial Estampa, 1986), (VIII) 110 e M.
Al contrario, la cuneese Lucia Cattarina Viale (1740-1825), sebbene fosse rimasta orfana a dieci anni per essere educata nell'Ospizio di Carita, divenne istitutrice, prima a Fossano e poi a Nizza Monferrato in casa dei Corsi Viano, e rientro come maestra nella casa astigiana delle orfane nel 1802, dove rimase fino alla morte, riuscendo a pubblicare Lettere critiche e morali (1777), una specie di manuale di comportamento per le giovani, e Biblioteca di campagna ossiano novelle oltremontane dilettevoli e morali (1792), seguite dalla novella sciolta Le due emigrate (1793).
At Nizza La Bella, a restaurant with a 40-seat bar in Albany, CA near Berkeley, guests are entertained with classic cocktails and specialty drinks made with a flourish.
He has played for lower division Italian clubs US Provercelli, Casale and Nizza.
Weyer, operating under the newly formed company Nizza Group, have filed a patent infringement lawsuit in U.S.
The constitutional convention chaired by Valery Giscard d'Estaing has proposed that various decisions about the instruments of monetary policy and the distribution of seigniorage should no longer be taken unanimously but by qualified majority (Article 107, section 5 TEU in the version of Nizza).
In Souvenir de Nizza of 1858, by contrast, the scoring is altogether more refined, adding wind instruments to the dance orchestra's basic string quartet instrumentation to create delicately shaded orchestral coloring.