Key outputs for 2008-09
In 2008/09 NICE published:
- 19 new clinical guidelines
and guidance on:
All of our guidance is supported by a suite of implementation tools.
Most viewed guidance
|Five most viewed pieces of guidance in 2008/09||Guidance number||Date published||Visits|
|Type 2 diabetes||CG66||May 2008||177,222|
|Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease||CG12||February 2004||115,497|
|Antenatal care||CG62||March 2008||114,496|
Practical support tools published
In 2008/09 NICE continued to develop a range of materials to support implementation.
In 2008/09 NICE published 25 new or updated commissioning guides. These are topic-specific, web-based resources that provide support for the local implementation of NICE clinical guidelines through commissioning, and are underpinned by NICE clinical guidelines.
We published ten implementation and uptake reports to assess the level of compliance with guidance across the NHS.
We published guidance specific tools for all new guidance. These include costing tools, slide sets and audit tools. The costing tools help organisations to assess the financial implications of implementing NICE guidance and we provide an Excel spreadsheet that can be used to estimate local costs and savings.
Generic implementation tools
We updated our generic implementation tools, which are designed to help organisations keep informed about developments. A forward planner alerts users to forthcoming NICE guidance, and a NICE e-alert system keeps people in touch with the latest news on guidance development.
Informing patients and the public
We worked with the Healthcare Commission to help patients and the public in England and Wales by publishing 'Accessing treatment recommended by NICE'. We produced two documents to help local authorities put NICE guidance into practice.
- 'How to put NICE guidance into practice and improve the health and wellbeing of communities: practical steps for local authorities' was launched at the NICE annual conference in December 2008. This guide, for chief executives, their senior officers and others within local authorities who lead on different aspects of health and wellbeing, is in three parts: getting started on implementation; principles; and practical steps.
- In February 2009 we published a guide on how NICE guidance can help local authorities to achieve a number of Local Area Agreement (LAA) and Multi-Area Agreement (MAA) priorities. This guide highlights 70 national indicators concerned directly or indirectly with health and wellbeing, linking them to relevant NICE guidance, implementation advice and tools as well as useful background information.
Many patient, carer and voluntary organisations are actively promoting and supporting the implementation of NICE guidance. Their activities range from awareness-raising campaigns and promotional activities through to providing direct funding to support implementation and training and support to health professionals. We keep a collection of examples of these activities that is updated regularly and available through our website.
This page was last updated: 13 August 2009