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- Using NICE Support for commissioning
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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.
We are keen to improve NICE Support for commissioning in order to better meet the needs of commissioners.
Accessing NICE Support for commissioning
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:
- NHS England has a key role in the Government's vision to modernise the health service with the key aim of securing the best possible health outcomes for patients by prioritising them in every decision it makes. Useful resources are available and include finance and planning information for Clinical commissioning groups and Commissioning support units.
- The Operating framework for the NHS in England 2012-13 sets out the planning, performance and financial requirements for NHS organisations in 2012-13 and the basis on which they will be held to account.
- The NHS Outcomes Framework 2013 - 2014 sets out the outcomes and corresponding indicators used to hold NHS England to account for improvements in health outcomes.
- Public Health Outcomes Framework for England 2013-2016.
- Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework 2013-2014 sets out the indicators for measuring adult social care outcomes in 2013 and 2014.
- NICE Evidence Services are a suite of services that provide internet access to high quality authoritative evidence and best practice. The services cover health, social care and public health evidenceSee also the QIPP collection
- NHS Confederation: highlights information and provides support relevant to the wider commissioning agenda.
- NHS Alliance: provides information in relation to commissioning from both the purchaser and provider perspectives.
- Primary Care Commissioning work with NHS commissioners and GP practices to provide practical support, project management and expertise.
- National Association of Primary Care: provides information and support to general practice, and its staff on commissioning.
- NHS networks: learning from practice database offers examples of innovative commissioning across the NHS and its partners and includes a QIPP network.
- RCGP Centre for commissioning has produced a range of resources offering practical guidance for GPs.
This page was last updated: 07 October 2013