Support and resources to maximise uptake and use of evidence and guidance. 

Implementation support

A selection of resources to help you make effective decisions for your local services, including:


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We want to hear your feedback and experiences of implementing our guidance. You can:

  • help us develop our tools and resources
  • share your experiences of putting our guidance and standards into practice
  • send us your comments.

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Uptake of guidance 

A database of publications that measures the uptake of our guidance and quality standards.

Use the database to:

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

View uptake data

New to NICE?

Our into practice guide offers practical support for people using NICE guidance and standards in their day-to-day practice.

Read the guide

Benefits of implementing our guidance


Our resource planner helps you plan for and implement our guidance by:

  • listing forthcoming guidance to help you plan ahead
  • highlighting the potential resource impact of forthcoming guidance
  • summarising the resource implications of our published guidance.

Download the resource planner

Save money

Our guidance can help you make cost savings and find efficiencies in your local services.

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Real life examples

See how our guidance and standards have been used to improve the quality of health and social care services around the UK.

Case studies and shared learning awards

Implementation Strategy

Our aim is to drive and enable the effective use of NICE guidance and standards to support local initiatives, improve outcomes and reduce variation. Five principles underpin the strategy:

  • Produce guidance and standards fit for your needs.
  • Make sure you're aware of our recommendations.
  • Encourage you to make changes and improvements.
  • Highlight practical support for local adoption and implementation.
  • Evaluate impact and uptake regularly.

The implementation strategy group (ISG) is drawn from leading academics in this field. They provide information and advice on the latest implementation science and the implications for our approach.