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Implementing the home care guideline (NG21): for home care providers and commissioners

Implementing the home care guideline (NG21): for home care providers and commissioners

Introduction

This resource will help you implement NICE's guideline on home care: delivering personal care and practical support to older people living in their own homes. It explores how challenges to implementing the guideline can be overcome, and links to key resources and case studies to help you do this. It is particularly relevant to providers of home care services and commissioners in local authorities and the NHS. The resource will help to support the workforce and to promote collaborative working. Each section of this resource will pull out implementation challenges and opportunities, with links to resources, examples and further reading.

Why should you put this guideline into practice?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspects home care services and uses NICE guidelines as evidence in the inspection process. NICE quality standards inform CQC ratings of 'good' and 'outstanding' and links between the CQC regulations and the guideline are highlighted throughout this resource. You may assume that implementing new guidelines will be costly. In fact, placing resources where they will be most effective can provide best value. NICE has prepared a costing statement to help with this.


This page was last updated: 22 April 2016