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More information about NICE Support for commissioning

See also NICE practical support for primary care

NICE Support for commissioning:

  • support the commissioning of high quality, evidence-based care for people and patients across health and social care
  • provides and/or signposts to support for the local implementation of NICE quality standards and guidance
  • supports commissioners with QIPP priorities and signpost to case examples
  • supports general commissioning decisions on potential quality improvement areas and service configuration
  • where appropriate provides an interactive commissioning and benchmarking tool to help calculate and cost local service provision and identify cost savings
  • assists with the preparation of business cases
  • highlights national priorities

Who NICE Support for commissioning is for:

  • Clinical commissioning groups
  • Commissioning support units
  • local authority commissioners
  • providers of health and social care services
  • business and programme managers
  • finance and information staff.

They may also be of interest to:

  • clinical networks and senates

Using NICE Support for commissioning

Commissioners should ensure that they consider both the clinical and economic viability of commissioned services, and any related services, and take into account patients´and service user views when making commissioning decisions.

NICE Support for commissioning provides support for the local implementation of NICE quality standards, clinical guidelines, public health guidance and NICE technology appraisals. They do not constitute formal NICE guidance.

Each resource should therefore be used in conjunction with the relevant NICE quality standard or NICE guidance and current national guidance on commissioning.

We are keen to improve NICE Support for commissioning in order to better meet the needs of commissioners.

Please send us your ideas for Support for commissioning or other comments

Accessing NICE Support for commissioning

NICE Support for commissioning are accessed through NICE Support for commissioning and each NICE Quality Standard.

More information about commissioning for health and social care

Relevant documentation and support for commissioning in the NHS and social care can be found at the following websites:

This page was last updated: 07 October 2013

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