The adoption team is responsible for identifying ways to overcome potential barriers to the implementation of NICE guidance.

We do this by working closely with health and social care organisations that are commissioning, implementing or using a product that has been recommended by a technology appraisal, or medical technologies or diagnostics guidance.

Adoption support resources

The adoption team develops resources to support the adoption of selected NICE guidance. The topics selected are those identified as having potential adoption barriers, and may cover any guidance topic apart from highly specialist services and cancer drug guidance.

The adoption team works directly with health and social care organisations to produce adoption support resources containing practical solutions and advice that enable NHS organisations to promote the sustainable uptake of NICE guidance. They describe the experiences of health and social care organisations that have already put a product or technology into routine practice. 

Each resource should be used in conjunction with the relevant NICE guidance.

Resources for NHS commissioners

We have produced these two resources to help you when preparing a case for the adoption of a new technology:

Adoption team: Business case planning

Adoption team: Care pathway mapping

The role of the adoption team is described in the process manual for adoption support resources for health technologies

NICE Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel 

We are recruiting to our Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel. If you would like to apply to be a member, please follow the link below or email the team at for more information.

The panel supports the NICE Adoption and Impact Programme teams in the development of implementation tools. 

Join our NICE Adoption and Impact Programme Reference Panel