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Title:

The Sheffield Network for NICE

Description:

Category:

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:

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Is the submission industry-sponsored in any way?

Yes
Although the Network was established with no industry sponsorship, Sanofi-Aventis have kindly sponsored refreshments for one of the city-wide meetings.


Description of submission


Aim

To create a network of leads to work in collaboration to ensure NICE guidance is actively managed across the city of Sheffield.

Objectives

1. To identify strategic, operational and clinical leads within each trust to work collaboratively on implementing NICE guidance. 2. To agree roles and responsibilities for each of the leads. 3. To arrange regular meetings to discuss local topical issues and improve communication networks.

Context

In the majority of cases, the implementation of NICE guidance has an impact on more than one trust, and ideally there should be systems in place that encourage the ethos of joint working. In order to address this within Sheffield, an investigative city-wide meeting was held in October 2004 to discuss these and similar issues. Following this meeting it was agreed that a city-wide network of leads would be created in order to jointly co-ordinate workloads and collectively monitor progress. The network has also actively promoted and used the Sheffield Ten Stage Implementation Model as a basis for taking this forward.

Methods

1. A city-wide network of leads has been established. 2. Regular meetings have been held. 3. All leads have agreed roles and responsibilities. 4. All leads work collaboratively to ensure progress is being made with implementation. 5. A city-wide action plan has been developed.

Results and evaluation

Over and above the network meetings, the operational leads meet on a regular basis and now actively share information and ideas about how best to resolve some of the issues. Best practice has been promoted and all work collectively to monitor and record progress. The strategic leads meet regularly via a city-wide group and feedback into their respective organisations. Lead clinicians are identified and have worked with the other leads to ensure progress is monitored. There have been no publications to date on this city-wide network.

Key learning points

Identify leads who are keen and enthusiastic to participate, in order to ensure such networks are successful. Ensure regular communication is maintained using a variety of media. Arrange regular meetings to maintain momentum.

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Contact Details

Name:Beverly A Bond
Job Title:Clinical Effectiveness and Audit Information Co-ordinator
Organisation:Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Address:Clinical Audit and Effectiveness Unit, Clocktower, Herries Road
Town:Sheffield
County:South Yorks
Postcode:S5 7AU
Phone:0114 22 66705
Email:Beverly.bond@sth.nhs.uk
Fax:0114 271 5115

 

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