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The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence is an NHS organisation responsible for providing national guidance on promoting good health and preventing and treating ill health. It was founded in 1999 to ensure everyone has equal access to medical treatments and high quality care. NICE tackles a wide range of issues, from helping people to stop smoking and encouraging them to be more physically active through to the treatment of cancer, diabetes, musculoskeletal conditions and mental health problems. NICE makes recommendations to the NHS on: new and existing medicines, treatments and procedures, treating and caring for people with specific diseases and conditions.

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