3 Implementation

3 Implementation

The Healthcare Commission assesses how well NHS organisations meet core and developmental standards set by the Department of Health in 'Standards for better health' (available from www.dh.gov.uk). Implementation of clinical guidelines forms part of the developmental standard D2. Core standard C5 says that NHS organisations should take into account national agreed guidance when planning and delivering care.

NICE has developed tools to help organisations implement this guidance (listed below). These are available on our website.

  • Slides highlighting key messages for local discussion.

  • Costing tools:

    • costing report to estimate the national savings and costs associated with implementation

    • costing template to estimate the local costs and savings involved.

  • Implementation advice on how to put the guidance into practice and national initiatives that support this locally.

  • Audit support for monitoring local practice.

  • A local patient information template.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)