The National Guideline Centre (NGC) is commissioned to develop NICE clinical practice guidelines. The work of the NGC is overseen by a governance partnership between the Royal Colleges of General Practitioners, Nursing, Physicians and Surgeons, all of which are represented on the NGC management board alongside representatives from the Royal College of Physicians Patient and Carer Network, the UK Cochrane Centre, and NHS England.
The NGC was formed in April 2009 following the merger of the National Collaborating Centres for Acute Care, Chronic Conditions, Nursing and Supportive Care and Primary Care. Hosted by the Royal College of Physicians, the NGC is one of the largest clinical guideline development organisations in the world.
The NGC is commissioned to develop NICE clinical practice guidelines. NICE guidelines provide care standards within the NHS for healthcare professionals, patients and their carers on the prevention, treatment and care of people with specific diseases and conditions. The NGC specialises in guidance for acute and chronic conditions and delivers a large work programme covering a wide variety of clinical and service delivery topics.
The NGC offers two intensive 1-day courses instructing participants on how to appraise published research critically and covering the key principles of combining research evidence in systematic reviews and meta-analyses.
Building on experience of systematic reviewing, health economics, evidence translation and guideline development, the NGC can help you deliver your evidence-based projects. The NGC's aim is to share best practice and help its clients improve the quality of healthcare.
The NGC is a vibrant, dedicated and enthusiastic team with a staff of 65 people. The majority are research fellows specialising in systematic reviewing, health economists and information specialists, supported by operational and clinical directors, project managers, document editors and process assistants, office managers and project coordinators.