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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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A colloquial acronym for a technique used to reduce the stress of new situations, which should be viewed as being New, Interesting and Challenging Experiences, rather than with FUD (fear, uncertainty and doubt).


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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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But she worried about becoming too Nice, and that led to the birth of Perdita, who sees clearer and has fewer illusions than Agnes; her acerbity leavens Agnes's Niceness and creates a more complex whole.
That change also performs a magical shift that challenges the idea of niceness as an inherent quality of a person (or sex) and makes it a potential act of connection and humanity in any given situation.
Niceness is not just a criteria for being hired: 360-degree reviews are used to evaluate managers at Rosenbluth.
The culture of niceness and non-judgmentalism has made it socially unacceptable for us to spurn and shun men (and women) who behave abominably.
In fact, Segal believes, niceness is one of the big problems of modern government.
A DJ takeover in 24 Kitchen St will feature the much sought after DJ Niceness and DJ legend and soul connoisseur Roger Williams of Soulsorts.
Her topics include unkind cutting back and its navigation, connoisseurship gone awry, psychic airbrushing and excessive niceness, chronic entrenchment and its collateral damage, little murders and other everyday micro-assaults, and toward repair.
And Mexico can project an international image of niceness to mask the drug wars costing 100,000 lives for which it is usually more famous.
In fact, if there was a chart for niceness he'd be No1 every week.
Norman Reedus, renowned for portraying Daryl Dixon in "The Walking Dead," is set to release his new book titled 'Thanks For All The Niceness.
Absolutely, the most feel-good show on TV, Starlings makes niceness look like a viable lifestyle choice.