Cost saving guidance

Implementing our guidance can generate cost savings and free up resources and capacity that can be used for other services.

Use our cost saving resource to help you assess how our guidance could benefit you.

Download the cost saving resource (Excel)

Save money with NICE guidance

Our resource impact reports and templates allow you to estimate savings for your local setting more accurately.

The estimated savings below are per 100,000 population and when the full uptake is achieved. The figures can be prorated, based on the total local population. This will give an estimate of the local impact.

We've identified the following NICE guidance that could generate cost savings:

Guideline on high-sensitivity troponin tests for the early rule out of NSTEMI (DG40)

The small cash saving is based on lower test cost. Capacity savings are based on a reduction in the number of people admitted to hospital with suspected non-ST-segment-elevation myocardial infarction.

Guideline on glaucoma: diagnosis and management (NG81)

Cash savings are as a result of reduced use of eye drops following increased routine use of selective laser trabeculoplasty (SLT). 

There is also expected to be a small reduction in the number of cataract or intraocular pressure (IOP) lowering surgery procedures. These benefits outweigh the increased costs of increased SLT procedures to leave a small overall net saving.