Find data showing how our guidance and quality standards are used.

This data can be used to:

  • find audits relating to NICE recommendations
  • assess levels of uptake over time
  • compare guidance uptake at a regional and national level.

View uptake data

The information is from national audits and reports, journal papers and local audits.

You can also find uptake information in the 'resources' section of individual guidance


How have our recommendations been used in practice?

Read the latest NICE guidance and current practice report on mental health (PDF). 

Here are some of the key findings:

Patients who started treatment for early intervention in psychosis within 2 weeks of referral

The number of patients who entered treatment following referral to IAPT services

Patients with schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder and other psychoses who have a record of blood pressure and alcohol consumption

Helping you with audit

Our Impact Audit Publications Planner has details of current and future national audit publications.

  • Where possible, we show the NICE guidance and quality standards that have been measured.
  • For published audits, the uptake data is mapped to recommendations and quality measures (and is available in the uptake database).

Quality standard service improvement template

Helps providers to make an initial assessment of their service compared with a selection of quality statements. It includes:

  • assessing current practice
  • recording an action plan
  • monitoring quality improvement.

Other sources of guidance and quality standards uptake

NHS Digital: innovation scorecard for technology appraisals

Add your local audit data to our database

Organisations can compare audit results and provide evidence to regulators such as the Care Quality Commission.

Submit audit data