Community nursing care settings: call for evidence


NICE is issuing a call for evidence to support the development of the safe staffing guideline on nursing in community care settings for over 18s. An evidence review and an economic analysis are being conducted to address the key questions that are set out in the scope. We are particularly interested in being informed about any raw data, academic, commercial or other information that we would not be able to identify through a search of databases and that can contribute to the key questions and outcomes in the scope for this work.

NICE wants to know if any organisation holds and is willing to share data on (see Data requirements for more information):

  • Nursing staff who are part of the nursing establishment in community care settings for over 18s (for example, providing care in people's homes, community clinics and any other setting in which care is delivered by the community nursing team for over 18s).
  • This includes:
    • registered nurses providing care for over 18s in the community; for example, district nurses, community matrons and nurses providing specialist care for specific conditions or diseases
    • non-registered nursing staff providing care for over 18s in the community; for example, healthcare assistants or assistant practitioners.
  • Department/Unit/Team/Service capacity data.
  • Anonymised patient/service user activity data.
  • Any outcome data relating to performance, or patients/service users (such as patient/service user outcomes, incidents etc).

The closing date for submissions is 5pm on 20 May 2015.

The call for evidence

  1. Does your organisation collect information on staffing levels, anonymised patients/service users and outcomes for nursing in community care settings for over 18s (see Data requirements)
  2. Is there any other data or evidence collected by your organisation which may potentially inform the safe staffing guideline for nursing in community care settings for over 18s?
  3. Is the data recorded in electronic format (such as in Microsoft Excel)?
  4. Does the data collection span the previous 12 months or more?
  5. Are you willing to share anonymised data with NICE and partner organisations for analysis for the purposes of the development of this guideline?
  6. Who would be the primary point of contact for further information on data? (name, job title, email address, and phone number). Do you agree to be contacted by NICE, or partner organisation about this data for the purposes of this guideline?

Submitting a response

Instructions for submitting a response

Please complete the Call for Evidence form by 5pm on 20 May 2015 to using the subject line ‘Nursing in community care settings for over 18s: call for evidence’

We look forward to receiving information on this and thank you in advance for your help.


This page was last updated: 23 April 2015