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. 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.

  • National costing statement ˗ gives some financial background and context to the guideline.

  • Guide to resources ˗ gives information about a selection of resources available from NICE, government and other national organisations.

  • Patient information resource ˗ an information sheet for display in healthcare settings.

  • Audit support for monitoring local practice.

  • National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)