Benefits of implementation
Implementing NICE guidance offers benefits to patients and carers, healthcare professionals and organisations.
NICE guidance can help patients, carers and service users
- Receive care in line with the best available evidence of clinical and cost-effectiveness.
- Enable people to be accountable for their care, knowing how they will be cared for in a consistent evidence-based approach, thus building patients confidence in NHS services.
- Improve their own health and prevent disease.
NICE guidance can help health and social care professionals
- Ensure care provided is based on the best evidence available.
- Ensure clinicians meet the standards set by regulatory bodies and that they consider NICE guidance when using their clinical judgement.
- Enable all staff dealing with patient queries to have confidence in the approaches to care.
- Effectively target resources and efforts at the areas that offer the most significant health improvement.
NICE guidance can help organisations
- Meet the NHS Litigation Authority (NHSLA) risk management standards and benefit from reduced claims and risk management premiums.
- Enable and assist organisationswith forward planning for service provision and commissioning, ensure national priorities, set by NHS England and the Department of Health are reflected.
- Benefit from any identified disinvestment opportunities, cost savings or opportunities for re-directing resources.
- Meet government indicators and targets for health improvement and reducing health inequalities.
- Help local government fulfil its remit to promote the economic and social well-being of its communities.
- Provide a focus for multi-sector partnership working on health.
Accessing treatment recommended by NICE
- NICE is working with the Care Quality Commission to ensure that their new monitoring processes and systems take account of NICE guidance. If you think a treatment that has been recommended by NICE is suitable for you please talk to a member of your healthcare team.
- NICE actively collects publications that measure the uptake of specific recommendations from NICE guidance and can be accessed via the Uptake database
- Involving patients and the public in implementing NICE guidance
This page was last updated: 30 October 2013