How have our recommendations been used in practice?
Impact reports look at how the health and care system uses our recommendations to improve outcomes in priority areas.
The reports are based on data showing the uptake of our guidance and quality statement measures from:
- national audits
- indicator frameworks.
NICEimpact antimicrobial resistance
This report focuses on how NICE's evidence-based guidance can change prescribing practice to help slow the emergence of antimicrobial resistance and ensure that antimicrobials remain effective treatments for managing infections.
Read the NICE antimicrobial resistance impact report (PDF)
This report considers how NICE's evidence-based guidance might contribute to improvements in the prevention and management of diabetes.
Read the NICE diabetes impact report (PDF)
NICEimpact falls and fragility fractures
This report considers how our evidence-based guidance can contribute to improvements in the prevention and management of falls and fragility fractures.
Read the NICE falls and fragility fractures impact report (PDF)
NICEimpact cardiovascular disease prevention
This report considers how our evidence-based guidance can contribute to improvements in the prevention of CVD.
Read the NICE cardiovascular disease prevention impact report (PDF)
This report considers how our evidence-based guidance might contribute to improvements in the safety and personalisation of maternity care.
Read the NICE maternity impact report (PDF)
This report considers how our evidence-based guidance might contribute to improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.
Read the NICE cancer impact report (PDF)
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.
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.
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).
Download the planner Excel
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.