NICE Guidance and Scotland

We issue alerts to notify NHSScotland of the publication of NICE guidance and advise on its applicability to Scotland.

We provide clear access to the following types of NICE guidance:

Healthcare Improvement Scotland Alerts for Single Technology Appraisals ceased in August 2016.

Recommendations of NICE Single Technology Appraisals (STAs) have no status in NHSScotland. 

NHS boards are required to consider Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) advice, which can be accessed at

STA alerts were previously issued by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and its predecessor NHS Quality Improvement Scotland. These alerts are archived and have been retained for reference purposes only.

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Comment on NICE Clinical Guidelines

Healthcare Improvement Scotland will submit comments on NICE Clinical Guidelines as a stakeholder on behalf of NHS Scotland. Submit your comments by email to Eleanor Brownlee.