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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 yellow boxes highlight the proportion of myopes in the two 12-13 year old groups tested in the NICER study; one group was tested in 2006-2008 and the other in 2012-14.
Commissioning efforts of NICER began on June 14, as it deployed from its stowed launch configuration.
Our aim is to tackle the anti-social behaviour in the short term and in the long term to make it a nicer place for residents.
I spent a quarter of a century living out of a suitcase travelling through hotels, but it's far nicer if you can go back to your own home with a few books, some art on the walls and sit on your own furniture
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As middle-aged Newman tutors apprentice Redford in the art of the big con, a village full of artful dodgers are assembled to play the various roles in the game that will have gangster Robert Shaw handing over his purse to better, and nicer, thieves than him.
President Bush, goes the rationale, is a nicer guy, and therefore can be trusted.
A talk with an interior designer on how women's living spaces can inadvertently shut out men, a home visit by an image consultant who will make your closet `man ready,' a trip to the bridal shop so you can visualize yourself getting married, twice-weekly group lectures by Graman focusing on what's holding you back, individual weekly sessions with a Graman-trained `Guidess,' two Q&A sessions with a panel of live men, instructions on acting like a goddess, and five three-day weekend workshops aimed at making you nicer to be around.
He will be getting eight or 10lb from the nicer horses.
3 square miles really are getting nicer, and greener.
The people were so nice, in fact nicer, than the people I often encounter in L.