‘Into practice', an electronic bulletin specifically designed for those involved in putting NICE guidance into practice was launched in March 2007. Published on the second Wednesday of each month, it contains direct links to the latest implementation tools available from the Institute.
‘Into practice' also contains news from the NICE Implementation Directorate, including updates from the Institute's regional implementation consultants.
There are direct links to two NICE databases - on shared learning and on evaluation and review of NICE implementation evidence (ERNIE). In addition, there are direct links to the most recent ‘recommendation reminders' and commissioning guides issued by the Institute.
The reminders and commissioning guides form a set of products to help the NHS make better use of its resources. The former highlight treatments or practices that are not considered clinically or cost effective. Thelatter set benchmarks to determine the level of service needed for a particular topic and cover issues such as local needs assessment. (They include an interactive spreadsheet which helps decision makers calculate the associated costs and savings involved in any service changes.)
Implementation tools for both the Institute's clinical and public health guidance are available on our website approximately 10 weeks after publication (apart from the costing report and template which are available at launch). Previously (up to February 2007), all implementation tools were available when the guidance was published. This new approach allows us to get more feedback from implementers during development of the tools.
NICE is still publishing its general electronic newsletter which provides a range of news from NICE and is aimed at a wider target audience.
You can sign up for ‘Into practice' here. It only takes a few minutes and once you've registered you can be confident you'll always have the latest implementation support tools.
You can see the latest version of' Into practice' here.
We welcome your feedback on this newsletter, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your comments.
This page was last updated: 24 June 2010