Organisation
Organisation Name

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

Website

http://www.nice.org.uk

Organisation Summary

NICE's role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. We do this by: – Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners. – Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services. – Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.

Organisation Type

Public Body

What sectors does your organisation work in?

Health & Medical

Why is your organisation committed to the NDAA and the Dementia Statements?

NICE produced its first guideline on dementia in 2006. We have been committed to supporting our health and care system to provide evidence-based treatment and care for people affected by dementia from diagnosis through to end of life care. Being a member of the NDAA is an important part of our work in this area. It enables us to join forces with other organisations to share best practice and work together to support dementia services and the challenges it brings head-on. The NDAA dementia statements are particularly important to NICE, as they reflect what people with dementia and their carers say are essential to their quality of life. Person-centred care is a fundamental part of NICE’s work.