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Letters Putting patients first

Some thoughts from NICE

BMJ 2012; 344 doi: (Published 22 May 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e3072
  1. Gillian Leng, deputy chief executive1,
  2. Mark Baker, director, Centre for Clinical Practice1
  1. 1National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, London WC1V 6NA, UK
  1. gillian.leng{at}

The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) is committed to improving patient outcomes and supporting patient centred care.1 We have published 15 healthcare quality standards aimed at driving up the quality of patient care in the NHS and more are planned for a range of conditions, including long term …

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