About NICE Pathways
What is NICE Pathways?
NICE Pathways is an online tool for health and social care professionals that brings together all related NICE guidance and associated products in a set of interactive topic-based diagrams.
Visually representing everything NICE has said on a particular topic, the pathways enable you to see at a glance all of NICE's recommendations on a specific clinical or health topic.
They provide an easier and more intuitive way to find, access and use NICE guidance.
NICE pathways represents a network of NICE information. For example, the diet pathway links up with the physical activity pathway; the COPD pathway links up with the smoking pathway. Over time, all of NICE's guidance, quality standards and related tools will be added to this network of information. For the first time you do not need to understand how NICE classifies different types of guidance to view everything NICE has said on a particular topic.
Who is NICE Pathways for?
NICE Pathways is for people who use NICE guidance. This includes health and social care professionals, public health experts, those who commission or provide health and social care services, employers and members of the public.
NICE Pathways is a useful tool for professionals at any career stage, from learning and training to continuing professional development and keeping up to date.
What does NICE Pathways cover?
Each pathway includes all relevant NICE guidance, including clinical guidelines, public health guidance, technology appraisals, interventional procedures, medical technology and diagnostics guidance, and quality standards, and accompanying tools produced by NICE to support implementation.
NICE Pathways represent current NICE guidance. NICE Pathways contains no previously unpublished NICE guidance, and only make reference to NICE documents. The pathways do not include information or guidance from other sources.
NICE Pathways is part of a wider initiative to fully digitise NICE guidance and resources. Ultimately we aim to make our guidance available through enhanced Internet access, mobile devices and third-party products, allowing more user-friendly access to guidance. NICE Pathways will also expand to reflect NICE's new role in providing social care advice and quality standards.
This page was last updated: 10 May 2011