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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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Not only this work, incidentally, but also Souvenir de Nizza, Durch's Telephon, and Es war so wunderschon of the works reviewed here are conveniently included in what are easily the Outstanding volumes of the Marco Polo complete edition-namely, volumes 26 and 27 (Marco Polo 8.
Nizza has created quite a stir, since he sells admittedly fake goods.
Fulvia Bovera *, Carmelo Di Meo, Sandra Nizza, Giovanni Piccolo and Antonino Nizza
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).
Lauro played for US Provercelli, Casale and Nizza in his native Italy but is keen to pursue a playing career in Britain.
Maria Beatriz Nizza da Silva, Sistema de Casamenro no Brasil Colonial (Sao Paulo: Editora da Universidad de Sao Paulo, 1984), 194-195; Rodriguez, Senrimientos y vida familiar, 233-237; Lyman Johnson and Sonya Lipset-Rivera (eds.
The continued relationship with UnitedHealthcare is critical to our financial stability and even more critical to the thousands of UnitedHealthcare plan participants we treat at our hospitals," said Arthur Nizza, President and CEO, Stellaris Health Network.
PAUL BRADY will represent Ireland at the Italian Handball Open in Nizza Monferrato in Italy at the end of November.
Nizza, President and CEO of Stellaris Health Network and Mark Wagar, President and CEO, Empire BlueCross BlueShield said: "We recognize how difficult the out-of-network situation has been for our patients and members.
In Montecatini the four star Hotel Nizza is a beautifully restored building with double rooms from just EUR65 per night.