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Putting patients, excellence and experience at the heart of care

 

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Putting patients, excellence and experience at the heart of care

NICE has updated its guidelines pages to explain how they should be used in offering patients and service users the best care.

The new wording explains that guidelines should be taken fully into account but that the patient, or person receiving care, should be at the heart of decision-making. It also emphasises the importance of a clinician’s expertise and judgement.

The change is in response to conversations NICE has been having with people – including GPs. The new wording reflects NICE’s broader responsibilities within health and social care.