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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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She is very big with plenty of filling out to do, and after getting a bit stuck in the stalls she made nice headway to get into contention.
We have made nice growth on the API,'' Larson said.
Held up, she made nice ground and stylish progress to be on the heels of the leaders turning out of the back straight.
Right fielder Ally Webber and center fielder Anne Marie Blodgett also made nice plays to back up Cervenka.
His jumping wasn't great at times, but he made nice headway to get into the race.
Orlando Palmeiro and Edgard Clemente started in the outfield Monday night and both made nice running catches.
Held up off the pace, he made nice progress to chase the leaders into the second-last flight before his effort petered out in the straight.
Peoples Park Tom Taaffe 11th, 2m2f maiden hurdle, Fairyhouse, November 30 Held up early, he gradually got his jumping together and made nice headway to be on the heels of the leaders turning in before his effort flattened out and he was allowed to come home in his own time.
Duchesne, signed as a free agent over the summer to perk up the power play, made nice passes to set up goals by Barney at even strength and Robitaille with the man advantage.
Held up early on, she made nice headway approaching the straight but was shuffled wide on the track once turning for home and that made the task just a bit too much.
The Cowboys add junior varsity players Celina Bagauio and Jenn Taylor, who have both made nice strides in the off-season.
They would have seen that horses coming from the track did best but some of the pointers still made nice money.