National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)
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Guidance at a glance on your smartphone
The official NICE Guidance app is available to download now for users of Android and iPhone smartphones.
The free app allows quick and easy access to all of NICE's recommendations and advice, and has been developed in response to demand from users of NICE guidance.
Aimed at healthcare professionals, including doctors, nurses and medical students, the app allows users to search, browse and explore all of the guidance produced by NICE.
Guidance is arranged by clinical or public health topic, and particular sections can be bookmarked for easy access, or sent via email.
Other features include receiving automatic updates and new guidance as soon as it is published on the NICE website, adjustable font size for readability, and the ability to ‘swipe' between chapters when looking at guidance.
Jane Gizbert, Communications Director at NICE, said: “For the first time, doctors, nurses and other users of NICE guidance will be able to access recommendations from NICE wherever they are through NICE's new, official app.
“The app will provide offline access to all of NICE's guidance products, including clinical guidelines, public health guidance, technology appraisals, interventional procedures guidance, medical technology and diagnostics guidance.
“Users will also be able to bookmark sections for easy access, and email sections to themselves or colleagues.”
She added: “The Guidance app marks the first in a series of proposed app developments from NICE, which will eventually cover medicines and prescribing information, NICE Pathways and other NICE products.”
While the app can be downloaded for the iPad, it is not currently optimised for it, so iPad users wishing to access NICE guidance should access our Pathways instead.