The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence has published a new guide on commissioning NHS services.

How to Use NICE Guidance to Commission High Quality Services explains how NICE guidance can be used to support commissioning. It outlines the support available from NICE and the benefits using NICE guidance can bring for local populations.

Gary Belfield, acting director general of commissioning and system management at the Department of Health, said: “It’s a must read for all those involved in commissioning services across health and social care, and will also prove a really valuable resource for board members.”