Paediatric continence service
This commissioning guide provides support for the local implementation of NICE guidance through commissioning, and is a resource for people involved in commissioning health and social care services and public health programmes within the NHS and partner organisations in England.
Joint commissioners and people working in local authorities may find this guide useful to inform partnership working and joint planning.
This commissioning guide should be read together with the following NICE guidance:
- NICE clinical guideline CG99. ‘Constipation in children and young people: diagnosis and management of idiopathic childhood constipation in primary and secondary care'
- NICE clinical guideline CG111. ‘Nocturnal enuresis: the management of bedwetting in children and young people'
NICE guidance provides evidence based recommendations about clinically effective and cost-effective treatments and interventions to improve outcomes for local populations. Making commissioning decisions based on NICE guidance and accredited information from NHS Evidence can help commissioners to ensure that they are using their resources effectively. Where NICE quality standards are available, commissioners should refer to them when commissioning services and should include quality statements and measures within the service specification element of the standard contract. Managing performance against the NICE quality standards could help improve standards of care and outcomes for patients.
This commissioning guide highlights any recommendations supporting cases for disinvestment or decommissioning of services by identifying treatments and interventions that do not add value, enabling commissioners to release resources or generate savings where appropriate.
Implementation of the guidance noted above is the responsibility of local commissioners and/or providers. Commissioners and providers are reminded that it is their responsibility to implement this guidance, in their local context, in light of their duties to avoid unlawful discrimination and to have regard to promoting equality of opportunity. Nothing in the guidance should be interpreted in a way which would be inconsistent with compliance with those duties.
- makes the case for commissioning a paediatric continence service
- specifies service requirements
- helps you determine local service levels
- helps you ensure corporate and quality assurance.
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This page was last updated: 02 March 2012