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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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Modern dynamic skiing is about having both skis carving, making nice clean lines with the skis and making round, fast turns,'' Torrance said.
Making nice headway on the rails over two furlongs out, she was always chasing the impressive winner, Royal Millennium.
We are making nice progress but ultimately ( with the team we have got ( we want to get back into the Premiership.
Meanwhile, George's in a rage after seeing daughter Alice making nice with Fi - the woman who sentenced her to prison.
Mullins said: "He's making nice progress and, if he can make some more, he must have a good chance at Cheltenham.
So instead of going to the people, Schwarzenegger tried wooing over the insiders - sipping espresso and smoking cigars with Senate President John Burton and making nice with Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez.
In any event, it is a fair while since he showed form to match that of Baird, who has been making nice cheques on a regular basis.
Held up in the early stages, Autonomy was making nice progress just over two furlongs from home until lack of fitness told.
Caught the eye making nice late headway to finish third behind well-backed Ballydoyle colt Amigoni.
He was making nice progress, but did not know what was required in the closing stages and had to be content with third place.
Now we have Democrats bashing Democrats, Democrats praising Republicans and Republicans making nice with everyone, and a few members on both sides with their heads in the sand squawking about everything going on.