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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.

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This page was last updated: 30 October 2013

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