FND Hope UK is committed to advocating for better standardised care for those battling Functional Neurological Disorder. Current NICE recommendations suggested patients with functional illness were not always referred to neurological services. This was just one of the many reasons FND Hope UK was eager to submit comments when NICE welcomed input from stakeholders for Suspected neurological conditions: Draft guidance consultation. FND Hope UK would like to thank Dr Jon Stone, Dr Tim Nicholson, Amy Bradley, Dawn Golder, Bridget Mildon and Matt Birtwistle for their contribution to the submitted comments.
The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) provides national guidance and advice to improve health and social care through evidence-based guidance. NICE makes evidence-based recommendations on a wide range of topics, from preventing and managing specific conditions, improving health and managing medicines in different settings, to providing social care to adults and children, and planning broader services and interventions to improve the health of communities.
NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. They do this by:
- Producing evidence-based guidance and advice for health, public health and social care practitioners.
- Developing quality standards and performance metrics for those providing and commissioning health, public health and social care services.
- Providing a range of information services for commissioners, practitioners and managers across the spectrum of health and social care.