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Type and Title of Submission


Title:

NICE implementation database

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:

Database supporting implementation

Is the submission industry-sponsored in any way?

No


Description of submission


Aim

The database aims to strengthen NICE implementation by structuring a standardised and simplified approach to the baseline and action planning process/data recording for all topics of guidance. The multi topic database produces fast, accurate reports providing assurance and enabling work prioritization

Objectives

1.To develop and maintain clear, logical, complete and accessible assurance data for each NICE recommendation 2.The database must able to accommodate new guidance as this is developed 3.To ensure actions are risk weighted, have a named lead and a to-do-date 4.To make automated reporting available for individual pieces of guidance and for cross cutting issues 5.To be able to provide the Trust Board with assurance on implementation concerning a single recommendation or for all guidance relevant to the organisation

Context

Prior to the development of the database implementation information for each topic of guidance was developed and managed separately. There were problems with the completeness and consistency of data quality. Reporting on implementation for individual pieces of guidance required time consuming manual analysis and high level or complex reporting on issues cutting across separate or all relevant guidance topics was not feasible

Methods

1.All baseline assessment and action data is recorded in the database 2.New guidance is easily added to the database 3.All actions are risk weighted, have a named lead and to-do-date 4.routine automated action reports are circulated for individual pieces of guidance, named action leads or level of risk weighting supporting the day to day implementation process 5.The Trust Board has easy access to standardised assessment and action planning assurance data

Results and evaluation

It has been successfully in use as the tool for supporting the Trust's NICE implementation process for over two years.

Key learning points

The effort and importance given to the database's development and the clear and logical way it organises information has been constructive in engaging key staff in the implementation process.

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Contact Details

Name:Paul Ackland
Job Title:NICE Manager
Organisation:South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Address:South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust
Town:Wickford
County:Essex
Postcode:SS11 7XX
Phone:01268 366057
Email:paul.ackland@southessex-trust.nhs.uk
Fax:01268 366268

 

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