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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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The syllable "pa", for instance, was misinterpreted as "ta", "ka", "fa", and "tha" in the project conducted by Miller and Nicely (1961:157-158).
Nicely says, "but I brought them each a snack so they could share our Christmas breakfast.
This section of the book is nicely introduced by valuable discussions on fever that set the stage for the subsequent syndrome presentations.
This adaptable characteristic is also shared by "seitan," a chewy wheat gluten product which substitutes nicely for beef chunks in stews and stroganoffs, and which is available in health food stores under a number of brand names.
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The son of Oasis Dream was settled nicely through the early stages and when Colm O'Donoghue asked him to go about his business he responded in pleasing fashion.
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50), generously portioned with pillow-soft, circular ravioli nestled in a smooth vodka sauce, nicely garnished with lump crabmeat and sun-dried tomatoes.
Everett's maiden voyage as the icily brilliant crime solver, confirmed bachelor (ahem), and drug user doesn't hold a candle to the performances of his big-screen predecessor, Basil Rathbone, let alone Jeremy Brett on TV, But he'll do nicely until someone much better comes along.
First, the authors nicely convey the complexity and richness of everyday life in the renaissance.