Developing Clinical Guidelines for both Primary and Secondary Care

Accessibility Statement

This website is designed to high standards of accessibility so that as many site visitors as possible can easily view its content and use its features. We will continue to work toward improving accessibility.

Accessibility features

Speaking browsers
The NGC website does not operate with speaking browsers. However, NGC guidelines are also published on the NICE website where Browsealoud is used to read aloud its content.

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Document text size
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We comply with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 1.0, Level Double-A.