Over 800 examples showing how our guidance and standards can improve local health and social care services.

Find a case study

Ideal if you're responsible for making changes to service delivery.

Includes examples of using our guidance and standards in:

  • Quality improvement.
  • Integration of services.
  • Efficiency changes.

Submit an example

Tell us how you've made improvements in your organisation. 

  • Share best practice.
  • Showcase innovation.
  • Get shortlisted for the annual NICE Shared Learning Awards.

The deadline for the 2019 Shared Learning Awards has passed. New submissions will be considered for the 2020 awards.

About the shared learning examples

These show how NICE guidance and standards have been put into practice by a range of health, local government and social care organisations.

Each example must:

  • highlight learning that could be useful to others
  • be written in easy to understand English, free from jargon
  • have clear objectives, including an explanation of what was happening before the project, why it was needed and how it was implemented
  • outline any barriers the organisation faced when implementing the project and the methods used to overcome these
  • outline the effect the change had on service performance and outcomes through an evaluation process
  • declare any third party sponsorship.

We check that they are in line with our recommendations and quality statements. Examples are written by the submitting organisation and shouldn't be interpreted as our formal endorsement of the approach taken.


Help with submitting an example

 Download the hints and tips guide

Shared Learning Awards

Each year we pick a selection of shared learning examples that deserve special recognition. The awards are presented at the NICE Conference.

The deadline for the 2019 Shared Learning Award has passed but we accept submissions all year round. New examples will be eligible for the 2020 award. 

Submit your entry

See last year's shortlist and our previous winners and finalists

Since our shared learning example was published we have been contacted by many centres from around the UK, allowing us to share our project and learn from others.

2016 winner Dr Emma Greig – Consultant Gastroenterologist, Somerset Gastroenterology Flexible Healthcare Team.
Multi-treatment Foster Care poster