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Type and Title of Submission


Title:

Implementation of NICE Guidelines (Obstetrics & Gynaecology)

Description:

Category:

General

Does the submission relate to the general implementation of all NICE guidance?

Yes

Does the submission relate to the implementation of a specific piece of NICE guidance?

No

Full title of NICE guidance:

-

Category(s) that most closely reflects the nature of the submission:

Implementation policy
Terms of reference for implementation team

Is the submission industry-sponsored in any way?

No


Description of submission


Aim

To provide simple, easy readable advice for staff who are leading on the implementation of NICE Guidance. To have a more consistent approach towards implementation of NICE guidelines.

Objectives

To ensure that appropriate NICE guidance is assessed and shared with the whole department. The development of appropriate actions to ensure implementation and monitoring of the embedding of the guidance. To initiate regular monitoring and evaluation of the guidelines in practice.

Context

Staff had access to the NICE documents but needed a more concise explanation of what is required of them when implementing NICE guidance. Standardised approach required within department to ensure all guidelines implemented appropriately.

Methods

1. Standardised the approach towards NICE implementation. 2. Staff more comfortable with what actions they need to take. 3. Improved discussions and awareness of new NICE guidelines. 4. Improved planning for forward programme of audits.

Results and evaluation

The document itself will be adjusted as issues are identified but as practices are embedded improvements should be obvious. Progress on each NICE guideline monitored at local and Trust level.

Key learning points

Time is of a premium to clinical staff so this information gives the specifics about how to implement guidance and reduces the time they need to spend reading matter that tells them how to implement, this gives them more time to actually implement. Also, giving opportunities to discuss guidelines with a multidisciplinary team who may not have been able to feed information into the use of these guidelines previously. You need to actively encourage clinicians to become stakeholders in the NICE guidelines and get involved in their development so that when they are published they feel they have been involved or can't "moan" if they don?t agree with what is being advised and they have not become involved.

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Contact Details

Name:Janet Alderton
Job Title:Midwife, Clinical Governance Coordinator, O&G
Organisation:North Tees & Hartlepool NHS Foundation Trust
Address:Hardwick Road
Town:Stockton on Tees
County:Cleveland
Postcode:TS19 8PE
Phone:01642 624207
Email:janet.alderton@nth.nhs.uk

 

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