NICE transformation plan

NICE is transforming

Our mission will stay the same: to help practitioners and commissioners get the best care to people fast, while ensuring value for the taxpayer.

But we are evolving to make sure we’re meeting the changing needs of the health and care system.

Since NICE was established in 1999, we’ve delivered vast amounts of guidance. More than many other health technology assessment bodies across the globe.

But health and care has changed rapidly since we were created.

Digital health technologies, with the potential to transform healthcare, are constantly emerging. Evidence-based healthcare is evolving. The amount of health and care data has grown exponentially. And the healthcare system is facing unprecedented workforce and capacity pressures.

Delivering more relevant, timely, useable and impactful guidance

So, we're taking measures to adapt.

Our principles, and the fundamental priorities remain the same. But given these new pressures, we're evolving to meet the changing needs of our users.

We'll maintain our independence, transparency and rigour. But we will now also focus on:

  • relevance
  • timeliness
  • usability
  • demonstrable impact.

An animation illustrating our transformation story.

Our transformation plan builds on the 5-year strategy we launched in 2021 to tackle pressures in the health and care system. But it sharpens our focus to make sure we’re addressing current challenges.

This transformation will ensure we can meet the opportunities and challenges of the changing health and care landscape. It will also enable us to maintain our role in helping you to deliver the most effective and affordable care.

Read our transformation plan