The Healthcare Commission assesses the performance of NHS organisations in meeting core and developmental standards set by the Department of Health in 'Standards for better health'. Implementation of clinical guidelines forms part of the developmental standard D2. Core standard C5 says that national agreed guidance should be taken into account when NHS organisations are planning and delivering care.
NICE has developed tools to help organisations implement this guidance (listed below).
Slides highlighting key messages for local discussion.
A costing statement explaining the resource impact of this guidance.
Audit support for monitoring local practice.